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Saudi Arabia launch major work programme


Saudi Arabia has officially launched a SR30bn ($8bn) programme of major work at the Mecca religious city complex. Work, part of a 50 year development programme for the city, will include expansion of the Haram Mosque courtyard and the Ajyad hospital.

The foundation stone for a SR12bn major hotel, commercial and prayer complex, the Jabal Omar was also laid last month.

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