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Contract for Taif street maintenance signed

12th September, 2000
Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Dr Mohammad bin Ibrahim Al-Jarallah signed a contract worth more than seven million riyals with a national company to implement a project for maintaining Taif's streets.

Head of the municipality of Taif province Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Almokhrij said the project would help in maintaining pavements of main streets and neighborhoods, and provide this service to places that do not have it.

He praised the care and support of Prince Abdulmajeed bin Abdul Aziz, the governor of Makkah province, for all development projects in Taif.

Saudi trade in second quarter, 2000

12th September, 2000

Saudi Arabia's non-oil exports rose by 10.3 percent to 5.89 billion riyals ( 1.57 billion) in the second quarter of 2000 compared to the same period last year, the Planning Ministry said in a report received on Monday.

The report, issued by the Ministry's Statistics Department, also said the Kingdom's imports during the same period rose by 2.6 percent to 30 billion riyals.

EXPORTS: Saudi Arabia is the world's largest exporter of oil and petrochemical exports accounted for nearly half of the Kingdom's non-oil exports at 2.75 billion riyals, compared with 1.96 billion riyals during the second quarter of 1999.

Exports of plastic products came in second place with nearly 950 million riyals, an increase of nearly five percent over the same period last year, according to the report which was circulated by Reuters.

IMPORTS: Machinery and electrical equipment accounted for 22.4 percent of the Kingdom's imports in the second quarter at 6.73 billion riyals, compared with 7.27 billion riyals during the same period last year.

Food imports came in second place with 5.437 billion riyals, accounting for 18.1 percent of imports. The Kingdom imported food products worth 4.942 billion riyals during the same period last year.

The report said products from Western Europe accounted for 35.7 percent of the Kingdom's total imports, while 22.7 percent originated from non-Arab and non-Islamic Asian countries. Imports from North America accounted for 21.1 percent.

Source: SPA



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