Extension of Makkah project to have 995,000 housing units

Extension of Makkah project to have 995,000 housing units
The project will be supervised by the Makkah Region Development Authority.
Published: 27 July 2017 - 5:02 a.m.
By: Rajiv Ravindran Pillai

The Al-Faisaliya city project, which is a giant extension of the holy city of Makkah, is expected to provide 995,000 housing units by 2050.

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region, unveiled the details of the recently-announced project, according to Trade Arabia

The project is expected to reduce pressure on Makkah and Jeddah.


Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz said that the project will occupy 2,450km2 area on the western coast of Makkah.

The project will consist of a governmental complex, an Islamic centre, in addition to residential areas, malls and entertainment, educational, health, agricultural and industrial facilities, an airport and sea port, among other things.

The project will be supervised by the Makkah Region Development Authority.

The project targets the production of 9.5GW of power from renewable energy sources, with the aim of attracting 10 million visitors, including Haj and Umrah pilgrims.

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