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KSA approves new city project near Makkah

The governor of Makkah, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has approved the master plan for a new residential and administrative city outside the holy city to accommodate more than 600,000 people, Arab News has reported. The Makkah Gate project to be developed on the Makkah-Jeddah Highway with private sector support, will have 45 model districts. Spanning an area of 83 million sq m, the project will include educational institutions, government offices, shopping centres, housing units and a national park.