Madinah governor opens 1st labor housing project


The projects are all in line with the best international environmental and health practices

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Tuesday inaugurated the first model project for labor housing in Madinah.

It is one the three housing projects in Madinah. Once all the projects are completed, 40 percent of the workers’ housing problems will be resolved. The projects are all in line with the best international environmental and health practices.

Prince Faisal said: “Our religion urges us to treat all workers compassionately. And as such, we refuse to have workers exposed to any kind of physical or psychological harm that could affect their well-being. “Migrant workers who come here seeking a better life for them and their families are our responsibility, and we shall do everything in our power to keep them safe until they return to their homelands.”

The project consists of 976 housing units that can accommodate 3,000 workers, a two-story mosque for 900 worshippers, in addition to state-of-the-art buildings that will be used as canteens, supermarkets and gyms. There will also be medical clinics and public service buildings with specialized security monitoring systems.

The housing pilot projects for workers, currently being constructed in Madinah, aim to ensure the entire society’s health and safety by taking all preventive and precautionary measures in labor housing sites. They will reduce the spread of pandemics and viruses, and reinforce the responsibility of the private sector facilities toward their workers.

Photo: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman launched two development projects worth SR126 million in Yanbu governorate.

Source. ArabNews

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