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No compensation yet for 2,000 properties in Grand Mosque expansion

Saudi Arabia's Grand Mosque Development Committee in Mecca has said owners of nearly 2,000 properties acquired for the Grand Mosque expansion have yet to receive compensation due to their delay in completing the necessary procedures, Saudi Gazette has reported. "Compensation was distributed among more than 50% of real estate owners after they furnished the required documents, including original title deeds, and completing other procedures. Owners of more than 1,900 properties have so far not completed the procedures," he said. The new SR80bn project comprise three phases; construction of a new building, expansion and development of courtyards around the mosque, including walkways, tunnels and toilets, and development of service facilities for air-conditioning, electricity and drinking water.