Saudi king donates for housing project
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has donated SR2 billion for housing projects to provide housing for the Kingdom’s poor and needy. According to a report in Asharq Al-Awsat, this was the largest single donation to a charity in the Kingdom’s history.
Yousuf Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the King Abdullah Charitable Housing Foundation, said the king had given land in Madinah worth SR2 billion to the foundation. He estimated the total area of the land at five million square meters.