2006 News Story

King Abdullah lays the foundation stone for second phase of Qassim University

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz laid the foundation stone for a number of projects relating to the second phase of Qassim University in Buraydah today.

Estimated to cost more than SR 1 billion [$266.7 million], the projects include a 400-bed hospital as well as faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Shari’ah and Religious Principles, Engineering and Computer Science.

King Abdullah also attended an event held in his honor by the citizens of Qassim Province today. In his remarks, King Abdullah stressed his commitment to Shari’ah law and the unity of the Kingdom. “God willing, we are nearing a promising future – a future of prosperity and progress that will surround the entire region,” the King said.

The King performed Friday prayer at the King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Mosque in Buraydah today.

Prior to his visit to Buraydah, King Abdullah toured the Eastern Province to launch a variety of projects, including Hail University and Jubail Industrial City II.