The Deputy Governor of Makkah Province inaugurates Bahja project, and witnesses signing of a number of agreements

Deputy Governor of Makkah Province, His Royal Highness Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, launched today the "Bahja" project, which aims to transform unused spaces into vibrant urban areas and develop parks and urban interventions in cities and residential areas, to improve the quality of life and well-being of residents. The event was attended by His Excellency the Minister of Municipal Rural Affairs and Housing, Mr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail.

In his speech on this occasion, Al-Hogail emphasized that MOMRAH seeks, through the launch of the Bahja project, to unify the efforts of municipalities in improving the quality of life for residents, achieving the targets of open spaces, enhancing the satisfaction of city residents and visitors, and supporting the concept of quality of life in all provinces of the Kingdom. He pointed out that the launch of the project will contribute to enriching and enhancing joy in the community.

He added, "The project aims to maximize the benefit from open spaces and develop the urban fabric of daily life by transforming unused open spaces into active areas using a modern and innovative approach that ensures the successful implementation of the project through new working methods that focus on providing quality services to individuals and investors, activating digital and productive tools, and facilitating operations, in order to build an achievement driver that keeps pace with the future."

After that, the Head of the National Urban Planning Studio at MOMRAH, Engineer Nouf bint Mohammed Al-Khalidi, presented an overview of the project. She highlighted MOMRAH’s targets through the launch of the Bahja project, including the completion of the construction of 7,000 parks and 1,500 urban interventions across the Kingdom's provinces by 2030. She noted that MOMRAH has implemented 126 parks in Jeddah and more than 130 urban interventions in Taif and Makkah this year, bringing the total number of parks and urban interventions in the Makkah Province to 132 parks and 206 urban interventions, including distinctive, medium-sized, and small parks, as well as those within neighborhoods. Additionally, the project includes the construction of several sub-roads within neighborhoods.

During the ceremony, the Deputy Governor of Makkah Province sponsored a number of agreements with the private sector, represented by companies such as "Al Othaim," "Leejam," "Dinar Holding," "ZEOOF," "Knight Frank," and "Andersen Saudi Arabia," to provide a range of services as part of the Bahja project.

The project includes establishing and renovating of public gardens and parks, providing children's play areas, and creating urban spaces suitable for active and enjoyable experiences that enhance social cohesion and well-being in communities that encourage participation in community sports, allowing individuals to experience the environment and feel the spirit of the people around them.

MOMRAH aims to create a renewed and sustainable urban environment that promotes health and provides residents with the opportunity to enjoy green spaces and open areas in joyful communities. The project will be implemented through the municipalities in all cities and governorates of the Kingdom.

The project enhances efforts to improve the urban environment and enhance the quality of life for citizens and visitors, creatie more vibrant communities and more prosperous societies, and contribute to promoting tourism and environmental sustainability.