Prince Naif Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior chaired here on Sunday evening the second session of the third term of the Council of Makkah Province.
Upon arrival at the venue, Prince Naif was received by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Ibn Abdulaziz, the Governor of Makkah Province, Prince Meshal Ibn Majed Ibn Abdulaziz, Governor of Jeddah, and a number of senior officials.
Addressing the meeting, Prince Naif said that the people of the Kingdom have been honored with the service of the Two Holy Mosques as well as pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors.
He said that all officials are for the service of this noble nation and they should facilitate the affairs of citizens, accomplish their tasks and enable them to meet all officials starting from ministers, adding that we should implement the orders of the Saudi leadership and officials of the Judiciary which is the most important body in the State for the achievement of justice.
Prince Naif praised Allah Almighty that the Kingdom has been ruled according to the Holy Quran and Prophetic Sunnah.
He said, 'We praise Allah that in these circumstances surrounding us and in the world of destabilization of stability, security and economy, that there is nothing in our country; but we must be with the truth and say that the worst thing facing the human being is the drugs and its spread in our country despite the efforts being made in combating them. The drugs are the first cause of the crime, namely heinous crimes, thefts, and others. Our security men should redouble their efforts in their fight against the drugs and then come preventive judiciary rulings. Our courts have issued sentences that will be deterrent and will be implemented after approval by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, who urges us on the speed of implementation of Sharia rulings. The State's bodies are for the service of all citizens and anyone residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia'.
Prince Naif Ibn Abdulaziz, then, launched the Slogan of Future Vision of Makkah Province for the next four years.
Addressing the meeting, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the Governor of Makkah Province said, 'In this prosperous era under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and the Second Deputy Premier, the Kingdom is witnessing unprecedented, extraordinary and developmental initiatives aiming to promote it to its deserved place among the ranks of the developed nations. Undoubtedly, this phase necessitates that every official and citizen should keep pace with these initiatives and exert more efforts to achieve the aspirations of the leadership and people. '
He said that the Principality of Makkah presented today a report on the developmental projects including 3,600 projects; 2262 projects have been analyzed and examined; the percentage of stalled projects is 13 estimated to cost SR 44 billion; fully-stopped projects are 5% valued at SR 600 million;, and the number of stalled and stopped projects totaled 319.
The meeting was attended by a number of princes, ministers and officials.