Despite a Houthi-led onslaught on Saudi towns and oil ships, the Kingdom just announced it was in the process of rebuilding a town that had been a den for Al-Qaida, at the cost of $63.5 million, so far.
Riyadh had in 2017 cleaned Awamiyah from armed protesters deemed terrorists bent on dissent and destabilizing the country as a whole and who were using the area’s abandoned buildings and winding narrow streets as hideouts.
Over a year after Saudi troops confronted armed riots in the eastern coastal village of al-Awamiyah, the town witnessed major reconstruction projects.
According to Saudi local news reports, the city will witness innovative reconstruction never seen and that 30% of the renovation was completed at a cost of $63.5 million, according to Saudi Asharq Al Awsat daily.
The renovation plans aim at transforming the rubbles of old homes into a modern township.
Al Masoura project reflects the government’s resolve to help residents overcome the tough experience they underwent because of armed groups and to provide an environment adequate for residential activity that combines local, cultural and economic heritage, said the daily.
Saud Bin Nayef, the Governor of the Eastern Province, had laid the cornerstone of the project in February to develop the center of Awamiyah, previously known as Masoura.
The development consists of establishing a number of buildings including towers, a commercial center, and a heritage center.
The heritage center represents the heart of the project; it consists of three buildings and includes a library and conferences and exhibitions hall.
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