Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector-General, today laid the foundation stone for the Prince Sultan Health Center in Al-Kharj. He has donated a total of SR 22 million (U.S. $ 5.87 million) to this project.
Prince Sultan also unveiled plaques commemorating the opening of the Prince Sultan Air Base, and marking the completion of the residential complexes and educational facilities, for which Prince Sultan laid the foundation stones a little under two years ago. The project of the Air Base was first conceived ten years ago, and has involved ten contractors and total funding of over SR 4 billion (U.S. $ 1.07 billion). The main objectives of establishing the Air Base were to support the Saudi Arabian Air Force, set up training and maintenance facilities, and transfer some of the operating systems from Riyadh.
The ceremonies were attended by General (retired) Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Al-Kharj governorate Nasser Bin Khalid Al-Sudeiri, and a number of armed forces commanders, ministers, and civilian officials.