2007 News Story

King Abdullah launches major development projects in Tabuk

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz launched $1.6 billion in major development projects in Tabuk today. The King is currently on a tour of Saudi Arabia’s northern provinces that has also included Arar and Al-Jouf.

In a ceremony today, King Abdullah laid the foundation stone for Tabuk University as well as technical colleges and vocational training institutes. Healthcare projects included the first phase of a new medical city, new health centers, and hospitals in Dhiba and Amlaj. The King also launched water and electricity projects and road projects.

During his visit to Tabuk, the King is also expected to launch the $3 billion Saudi-Egyptian causeway, which will link Ras Homaid in Tabuk with Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. 

He is also expected to lay the foundation stone for the Tabuk Economic City. King Abdullah has already launched similar economic cities in Rabigh, Hail, Madinah and Jizan, which are expected to increase investment and create jobs.