2006 News Story

King Abdullah launches development projects in Najran

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz launched development projects worth more than $893 million in Najran today.

The King laid the foundation stone for the first phase of a university complex, which will consist of 15 colleges for men and women. He also launched the Najran College of Technology, three vocational training institutes in Sharourah, Yadmah and Nahran, 62 schools for boys and 67 schools for girls.

During the King’s visit to Najran, he issued a royal directive converting the four-college University City in Najran into an independent university.

King Abdullah also inaugurated a number of health care projects today. He opened a 200-bed general hospital, a medical college for women, a diabetes center, and a clinic. Additionally, 14 clinics will be established throughout the province.

In addition, King Abdullah laid the foundation stone for the expansion of Najran Airport and launched several infrastructure projects, including a 125-km water line.

King Abdullah has made similar visits to launch projects in Jubail, Al-Khobar, Qateef, Ahsa, Hail, Qassim and Madinah.