The official spokesman for the Jeddah Municipality, Muhammad Al-Boqami, has confirmed that cemeteries will not be removed during the slum operations.
According to Akhbar 24, Al-Boqami said that the mosques would be kept or removed according to need. As for cemeteries, the removal work does not include them.
Al-Boqami confirmed that Jeddah Municipality has handed over permanent housing to 207 families from the neighborhoods.
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Al-Boqami confirmed that another 4,000 families live in temporary accommodation awaiting their turn for new homes.
He said that the removal of slums and rubble in Jeddah would continue until the end of November 2022, during which it will restore the visual improvement of the neighborhoods of the city of Jeddah.
It is noteworthy that the Committee for the Undeveloped Neighborhoods in Jeddah has announced that it will resume the work process of removing the slums in the remaining neighborhoods after it had suspended the work due to the Holy month of Ramadan.
The committee stated that the remaining slums in Jeddah are in 12 neighborhoods.
The Makkah mayor’s office has published the names of the neighborhoods where removal will continue:
- Mada’en Al-Fahd 1 and 2
- Al Jami’ah
- Um Al-Salam
- Kilo 14 in North Jeddah