King Abdullah holds talks with Bahraini leader, inaugurates projects in Yanbu

July 14, 2009

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz held talks today with Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa, who arrived in the Kingdom this morning for a one-day visit. At the King Fahd Cultural Center in Yanbu Industrial City, the two monarchs discussed bilateral relations, as well as regional and international developments.

In the presence of King Hamad, King Abdullah inaugurated the Prince Abdulmohsen bin Abdulaziz Airport development project and received a briefing from Abdullah Ruhaimy, President of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA). Ruhaimy noted that the Prince Abdulmohsen bin Abdulaziz Airport was developed with state-of-the-art specifications and is equipped with advanced technological systems. The cost of the project amounted to more than SR 200 million [$53.43 million]. Currently, the airport can provide service to 600,000 passengers annually.

Later, King Abdullah and King Hamad attended the inauguration ceremony of a number of Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu development projects, which were completed at a cost of SR 45 billion [$12.02 billion]. These include: Phase I of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu Infrastructure projects (Yanbu 2); roads, bridges and educational projects; National Industries Gases (Gas 2); housing projects; sea front development; expansion of the Ibn Rushd Company and the Marafiq Power Station; and the YANSAB development project.