Posted by Rafiq A. Tschannen
JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
A new residential and administrative city will be developed outside Makkah to accommodate more than 600,000 people.
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal approved the master plan for the scheme, named the Makkah Gate project, on Sunday.
The new city, to be developed on the Makkah-Jeddah Highway with private sector support, will have 45 model districts, said Makkah Mayor Osama Al-Bar.
Spanning an area of 83 million square meters, the project will include educational institutions, government offices, shopping centers, housing units and a national park, said the mayor.
Prince Khaled reviewed the project’s plan with Deputy Gov. Abdul Aziz Al-Khodary, Al-Bar and other senior officials on Sunday.
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