The modern housing center project has been inaugurated, with the completion of other projects that will provide accommodation to about 25,000 migrants.
There are more than 8 million immigrants in Saudi Arabia, of which Pakistanis number about 2.5 million. In this sense, Pakistanis are the second largest community in the kingdom after Saudi nationals. Like all Muslims, Mecca and Medina are the holiest places for Pakistanis. It is the heartfelt desire of every Pakistani to have a job in these holy cities so that he can enjoy the bliss of worship in the two holy shrines.
However, the biggest obstacle to their desire is the issue of housing in Medina. Due to this, they have to stay mostly in other cities. Good news has been announced in this regard. According to Urdu News, the Governor of Madinah, Prince Faisal bin Salman has inaugurated the first ideal housing project for foreign workers in Madinah.
Equipped with all the necessary facilities, this residential center has been developed on an area of 40,000 square meters, which can accommodate 3,000 workers. It will cover an area of more than 100,000 square meters and will accommodate 15,000 foreign workers.
Several housing projects have been completed for the accommodation of foreign workers in Hay Al-Ayoun and Hay Al-Hijra in the Madinah region. Under the supervision of the Yanbu Royal Commission, another ideal housing center has been set up for foreign workers, housing 5,000 workers. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Faisal bin Salman said that the new project has been completed as an immediate solution for the accommodation of foreign workers.
The Madinah Municipality has approved 25 more sectors to address the housing problem in the city. They will cover an area of more than 359,000 square meters. The new sector will have 5,200 houses, shops, and 144 industrial plots, while 33 parks, 27 schools, 40 mosques, and 8 government offices will be set up. The Madinah Municipality said in a statement that the new sectors would be set up in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Affairs.
The Madina Municipality said that environmental and economic issues would be taken into consideration in the new residential sectors while separate plots would be provided for infrastructure. Migrants would also benefit from these thousands of housing units. The increase in housing will enable them to get better and better accommodation at lower rents.