1998 News Story

Crown Prince resumes Baha tour: King's health excellent

Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard, yesterday resumed his visit to Al-Baha Province which he had interrupted two days ago to attend the medical tests undergone by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, which on Monday issued a statement saying that the results of the tests were satisfactory, that the king's health was excellent, and that he would be discharged in a few days.

Yesterday, Crown Prince Abdullah issued an order for two projects, costing a total of SR 104 million (U.S. $ 27.7 million), to provide the city of Al-Baha with pure water, the first through a 120-kilometer-long pipeline from Arada valley and the second through a 12-kilometer-long pipeline from a new water purification station at Wadi Al-Aqiq Dam.  Today Crown Prince Abdullah laid the foundation stones for 12 educational projects costing over SR 43 million (U.S. $ 11.5 million) for the General Presidency of Girls' Education.