Governor Prince Abdul Majeed said yesterday that the Jeddah
Municipality had approved a plan to build nine tunnels in different
parts of the city to complement the sewage network.
He said the
municipality had been given the largest budget it received for many
years. “It has been a long time since Jeddah Municipality had
received such a huge budget,” said the governor, while talking to
reporters after a tour of the Institute of Business Administration
(IBA) in Jeddah.
He said many
construction projects would be started soon to improve the
infrastructure of the city. “The drainage system is a ‘volcano’
that Jeddah is sleeping on. We know it will collapse any time,” said
Prince Abdul Majeed.
The governor said
Jeddah Holding Company had started working on these projects after
gaining permission from the Ministry of Finance.
He said the first
tunnel would be built at the intersection of Waly Al-Ahad Street and
Sitteen Street. This tunnel will be built by Jeddah Services Company
to clear sewage water, he said.
As for rainwater
drainage system, the governor said that it would be constructed by the
government. “We are working on this now,” said Prince Abdul
During his visit to
IBA, Prince Abdul Majeed met with the staff and students of the
institute who were hoping to turn IBA into a private college.
After touring the
institute Prince Abdul Majeed viewed a film on IBA’s facilities. The
IBA is a private institute working under the supervision of King Abdul
Aziz University, and certified by the General Organization of
Technical Education and Vocational Training.
includes four departments — Management Information Systems, Finance
& Accounting, Office Management, and Marketing Management.
All courses are
taught in English. IBA requires its 120 students to take 300 hours of
English language courses. The
courses cost SR12,000 per semester, and it takes five semesters to
graduate and gain an IBA diploma, certified by the Consortium for