2006 News Story

King Abdullah launches major education and medical projects in Asir

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz launched a number of education, health care and infrastructure projects in Asir Province today. The King arrived in Asir from Najran yesterday on a tour of the southern part of the Kingdom that will also take him to Jizan.

In Abha, King Abdullah gave permission to launch education projects including 26 vocational training institutes, the King Khalid University City and 22 additional university projects. He also gave permission to lay the foundation stone for 372 Ministry of Education projects.

For education projects, the King will launch a $293 million health city that will provide a 200-bed mental hospital with a center to treat drug addicts, a health science college and a diabetes center.

King Abdullah also launched a number of water and electricity projects, a fishing project for the Ministry of Social Affairs, 1000 private sector factories and a development project for Abha city center.