KSAs Al-Awamiyah gets dramatic facelift
Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1546718565855848400Sat, 2019-01-05 23:02
JEDDAH: New images have revealed the full extent of a redevelopment of a neighborhood in eastern Saudi Arabia once plagued by militants and criminals.
The pictures, obtained by Arab News, show the extent of the transformation of the downtown of Al-Awamiyah, Qatif. The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area while instilling the area with new architecture and buildings. Workers and specialists are racing to transform the center of Al-Awamiyah into a tourist landmark that encompasses its local heritage. The development reflects the Kingdoms determination to build and develop areas where terrorists once hid. It will also attract tourism and create a cultural and recreational space for the people of Qatif and visitors. In May 2017, development work on a shopping and recreation project in the village had to be halted after construction workers came under heavy arms fire from militants.