The Ministry of Housing and the National Program to Support Project Management, Operation and Maintenance in the public bodies "mashroat" signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on which projects will be provided by the Ministry of Housing, Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail and HE Assistant Minister of Economy and Planning Khalid Al-Shanifi.
The convention was signed by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Housing and Technical Affairs Dr. Hassan Al-Hazmi and the General Director of "mashroat" Engineer Ahmed Al-Balawi. the two parties agreed to work together and use their capabilities to complete the stages of completion according to the scope of work and timetables agreed upon. The Ministry is responsible for implementing "Eskan" program initiatives, including housing subsidy and developmental housing, and developing the Ministry's land in various regions of the Kingdom. It is also working on unifying the concepts to come up with mechanisms that will reduce costs and achieve sustainability in the development of the housing system. And the development of land stockpiles belonging to the Ministry, which was allocated to it from various quarters with the aim of developing the simple infrastructure.
The "mashroat" program aims to contribute in raising the efficiency and quality of implementation of public sector projects by applying best international practices in the fields of project management, operation and maintenance, enabling project management offices in public bodies, developing a flexible environment for efficient and effective project implementation and maximizing their benefits to achieve a sustainable impact on economic and social development. .
The "mashroat" will examine and evaluate the management of the current construction projects in the ministry in terms of its organizational structure, nominate the appropriate leaders and identification of policies, procedures, processes followed, existing human and technical capabilities and the project implementation systems, while the ministry provides the required information as well as nominating specialists from the ministry to fill departments according to the structure approved.
This cooperation comes in the pursuant to the Royal Decree No. 47004 dated 16/9/1439 AH To adopt the enforcement of the actions of the Council of Ministers affirmed that the public bodies whose projects require the establishment of project management offices to follow up, coordinate and manage their projects and verify their implementation in cooperation with "mashroat" To establish such offices on the basis of the model provided by it and to follow all the procedures and methodologies established by the Program in this regard.
The Ministry of Housing announced this year the implementation of 45 new housing projects distributed in different regions of the Kingdom, and provides about 80 thousand housing units, and is working on the development of infrastructure in the ministerial lands, and announced the Minister of Housing during the meeting of the general budget announcement last December which allocate more than SR14 billion, to develop the land in preparation for delivery to citizens, or the establishment of housing projects in partnership with the private sector. It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Housing announced during the current year the implementation of 45 new housing projects distributed in various regions of the Kingdom.