2005 News Story

Ministry of Culture allocates US 34.7 million to literary clubs

Minister of Culture and Information Iyad Madani said that Saudi Arabia has allocated SR 130 million [US $34.7 million] for literary clubs to implement special projects. These clubs, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Information, give young Saudis the chance to develop their literary talents. Madani also said that a national prize for literature would be revived.