SCTA allocates SR220m for Old Jeddah development
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SCTA allocates SR220m for Old Jeddah development

SCTA allocates SR220m for Old Jeddah development

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has announced plans to develop Jeddah's historical region, as part of the kingdom's efforts to enlist the region as a UNESCO heritage site, Arab News has reported. "We have allocated SR220m for this purpose," said the president of the SCTA, prince Sultan bin Salman. The area is considered to be most important due to its authenticity, distinguished planning and unique architecture, he said. It has historical landmarks and buildings such as the Old Jeddah wall and gates, Al-Mazloom, Al-Sham, Al-Yaman and the Al-Bahar quarters, in addition to a number of historical mosques including Othman bin Affan, Al-Shafie, Al-Basha, Ukash and Al-Hanafi.

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