Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed said around a tenth of development projects in the city are delayed.
While opening an exhibition of Jeddah projects, he added: “We have implemented 90 percent of development projects.”
He called on citizens to monitor the progress of development projects in the city and inform the government if there was any foul play. He said a massive tourism project would be implemented on the Corniche, adding it would make Jeddah a major tourist destination in the Middle East.
“Most projects on display at the exhibition have been completed,” the governor said.
The exhibition at Red Sea Mall aims to inform Jeddah residents about the projects implemented by the government for their welfare in various parts of the city.
He called on Saudis and expatriates to visit the month-long show featuring models of various educational, health and infrastructure projects and find out about the government’s development plans for Jeddah.
“Every year new projects are completed in the city for citizens to enjoy their benefits.”
In the past a large number of infrastructure and service projects have been implemented in Jeddah.
He added: “There are models and maps of the rainwater drainage system implemented in various parts of the city to prevent flooding during rains. The exhibition tells us the story of the Jeddah municipality’s efforts to prevent flooding in the city and develop underdeveloped residential districts such as Um Al-Khair, Samir, Wadi Ghaleel and Braiman.”
It also highlights a number of flyover, underpass and park projects.
There are also models of hospitals in the northern, eastern and central parts of Jeddah as well as models of educational projects including the center to develop the skills of male and female students.
Prince Mishaal also referred to King Abdullah Sports City, which will be established near King Abdulaziz International Airport.
He said work on the new King Abdul Aziz International Airport started last year, adding it would boost the city’s economic and business development.