2000 News Story

Seventh Five-Year Plan accorded final approval

In its regular weekly session today, the Council of Ministers accorded final approval to the Seventh

Five-Year Development Plan, currently running from 2000 to 2004.
On the occasion, the Ministry of Planning issued a statement saying that the plan confirms the continued

process of comprehensive development planning by which the Kingdom has made distinct achievements in

all socio-economic areas. The statement also said that the plan reflects a concern to attain the aspirations

of Saudi citizens, and develop their potential within the framework of a secure and stable society where

God's Shariah [Law] is enforced. It noted that guided by these overriding principles, the seventh plan lays

special emphasis on developing human resources, increasing employment opportunities, and striving to

provide basic services, including education, health and social welfare.