(MENAFN - Arab News) Tabuk Gov. Prince Fahd bin Sultan has directed all government sectors in the province to give priority to Saudi mason Zaidan bin Muhammad Al-Anzi to undertake tile works in the ongoing development projects.
The governor also presented him a gift amounting to SR30,000 in appreciation of his work. Prince Fahd met with Al-Anzi while the young man was engaged in stone masonry work at Sharma Tourism Park in the Dhuba region.
Appreciating Al-Anzi's works, Prince Fahd said: "This is an exemplary example of a Saudi youth who is engaged in an ambitious trade, and we are proud of Al-Anzi who acquired expertise in stone works. I hope more Saudi young men come forward to take up vocational and craft works following the example set by Al-Anzi," he said.
The governor visited the park on Wednesday as part of his ongoing inspection tour of various regions in the province. The park is a project of Tabuk Investment and Tourism Company, of which the governor is the honorary chairman.
Continuing his tour of Dhuba, Prince Fahd will launch several development projects worth SR 2.7 billion in Dhuba today. He will open the project to increase the power-generating capacity of Dhuba electricity plant by three units of 45 megawatts and Tabuk plant by two units of 120 megawatts. These projects are estimated to cost SR 478 million and SR 699 million respectively.
The governor will lay the foundation stone for new electricity projects worth a total of SR 550 million in Dhuba. He will open municipal projects that are to be completed at a total cost of SR 21 million and lay the corner stone for municipal projects costing a total of SR 29 million. During a visit to Markaz Shawaq, he will launch the Shawaq municipal projects costing SR 30 million.
The governor's programs also include opening of three phases of the doubling of Tabuk"Dhuba Road, costing SR 345 million. He will launch water and sewage projects costing a total of SR 284 million in addition to several educational projects. The governor will also meet citizens at the headquarters of Dhuba region.
During the tour to Al-Wajh and Amlaj regions today, Prince Fahd, who is also chairman of Prince Fahd bin Sultan Social Charity Program Society, will inspect a number of charity projects run by the society.
These projects include housing units, Prince Sultan cultural complexes, mosques, desalination plants, digging wells and electricity projects that are estimated to cost over SR 400 million. The society has so far completed construction and furnishing works of 300 housing units at a cost of SR 70 million, in addition to 40 mosques at a total cost of SR 120 million, as well as complexes in Tabuk, Al-Wajh, Amlaj and Taima. The society was also instrumental in creating job opportunities for 20,000 young Saudi men and women.
Tomorrow, Prince Fahd will open and lay the foundation stone for several development projects besides inspecting a number of other projects in Al-Wajh region. These projects are estimated to cost a total of more than SR 2 billion.
During the current inspection tour, which will also take the governor to Amlaj, Haql and Markaz Al-Bidae, he will launch several projects in addition to inspecting the progress of the ongoing works.
These projects in the fields of electricity, general education, technical and vocational education, tourism, road, water, and sewage, besides municipal projects are estimated to cost a total of more than SR 6.15 billion.