2006 News Story

King Abdullah launches megaprojects at Jubail II

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz today launched several petrochemical and infrastructure megaprojects at the Jubail Industrial City II.

The projects include new facilities at the King Fahd Industrial Port, the Saudi International Petrochemical Company’s Butanediol plant in addition to a number of projects that belong to the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu as well as private companies.

Jubail Industrial City II is situated north of the Jubail Industrial City and will consist of 19 primary industries, in addition to several secondary and support industries that will mainly be owned by local and foreign investors.

The development of the new industrial city has been divided into four phases with the first phase expected to be operational by 2008. The entire project is expected to be completed by 2022.

Last night, King Abdullah attended a celebration held in his honor by citizens of the Eastern Province in Khobar. In remarks on the occasion, King Abdullah noted the province’s importance to the Kingdom’s industrial development, and commented that Saudi Arabia would continue to seek prosperity not just for its citizens, but for all human beings. Bahraini King Hamad Al-Khalifa and Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz also attended the festivities.

Today, King Abdullah attended similar citizens’ celebrations in Qateef Province and with the Beni Khalid tribe.