(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
1.2.3 Developing our cities
Our cities already enjoy high levels of security and development. Despite the current turmoil in the region and the wide expanse of our territories our country and citizens are safe and secure. Our cities are among the safest in the world with annual crime rates that are less than 0.8 per 100000 people far below the international rate of 7.6. We will maintain our safety and security by supporting ongoing efforts to fight drugs abuse as well as by adopting further measures to ensure traffic safety reduce traffic accidents and minimize their tragic consequences.
Our cities have grown significantly in recent decades; a growth which has been accompanied by the steady development of their infrastructure. To ensure we can continue to enhance the quality of life for all and meet the needs and requirements of our citizens we will continue to ensure high quality services such as water electricity public transport and roads are properly provided. Open and landscaped areas will also be developed further to meet the recreational needs of individuals and families.
1.2.4 Achieving environmental sustainability
By preserving our environment and natural resources we fulfill our Islamic human and moral duties. Preservation is also our responsibility to future generations andessential to the quality of our daily lives. We will seek to safeguard our environment by increasing the efficiency of waste management establishing comprehensive recycling projects reducing all types of pollution and fighting desertification. We will also promote the optimal use of our water resources by reducing consumption and utilizing treated and renewable water. We will direct our efforts towards protecting and rehabilitating our beautiful beaches natural reserves and islands making them open to everyone. We will seek the participation of the private sector and government funds in these efforts.
Among our commitments
'Daem': meaningful entertainment for citizens
We will increase the number and variety of cultural and entertainment activities with the aim of opening dedicated venues to showcase our citizens' myriad talents. We will also review our regulations to simplify the establishment and registration of amateur social and cultural clubs. Wewill launch and provide the necessary financial support for 'Daem' a national program to enhance the quality of cultural activities and entertainment. The program will create a national network of clubs encourage the exchange of knowledge and international experiences and promote better awareness of a wide range of hobbies and leisure activities.
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