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First phase of US$ 13.3 bn Makkah Pilgrim City project underway

First phase of US$ 13.3 bn Makkah Pilgrim City project underway

10th October 2014

Work on the first phase of a US$ 13.32 billion  (SAR 50 billion) project to build a “Pilgrim City” in the holy city of Madinah is underway, according to news reports in Arab News. Mecca Mosque

The project, which will cover an area of over 1.6 million square meters and accommodate 200,000 people, will have 100 administrative and residential towers and 30 hotels. It will also include a 400-bed hospital, as well as a railway and bus station.[..]

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