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Razing of Jeddah’s Quwaizah neighborhood begins

Razing of Jeddah’s Quwaizah neighborhood begins

The Committee for the Random Neighborhoods in Jeddah Governorate announced that it has started on Monday the work of razing Quwaizah neighborhood in line with the previously announced executive plan and timeline for the demolition.
The demolition work commenced after the expiry of the period of serving notices to residents of the neighborhood, disconnection of electricity and water services, and evacuation of the properties.

The committee announced that it will continue providing services to the evacuated residents of these neighborhoods through the committee’s headquarters or through the website of the Jeddah Mayoralty. The most prominent of these services include luggage transfer services; provision of food baskets; temporary housing until the payment of compensation or allotment of permanent housing, permanent housing services; and the service for submission of applications for the disbursement of compensation.

With the start of the removal of Quwaizah neighborhood, the committee stated that the number of neighborhoods that have so far razed or are being removed reached 30 neighborhoods and there are only two neighborhoods remaining out of the total 32 neighborhoods that are identified for razing and redevelopment.

The demolition of all the remaining neighborhoods will be completed in October. The mayoralty announced earlier that the demolition of the buildings and removal of the rubble will be completed in all targeted neighborhoods by the previously announced deadline of Nov. 17, 2022.

The committee urged all citizens to quickly complete the procedures so as to facilitate disbursement of compensation with the submission of the required papers and documents, including a copy of the title deed or document, the owner’s data, and a clear copy of the national identity in PDF format.

The citizens need to submit the IBAN number of the bank account on the bank’s publications in PDF format, the statements of each of the Saudi Electricity Company, the National Water Company, the Social Development Bank, the Agricultural Development Fund, the Real Estate Development Fund, a copy of the legal agency of the agent and a copy of his national identity.

This is in addition to a copy of the electricity-water bill, a photo of the building if any, an aerial photo of the site or any other photos, if any and the number of documenting the evacuation of the building. This may be sent via the service of receiving requests for compensation for the removal of slums through the Jeddah Mayoralty’s digital portal

The committee noted that the State Properties General Authority has allocated several communication channels to serve citizens and respond to their inquiries about completing the procedures for disbursing compensation, through the unified communication center No. 920022447 or the e-mail CS@SPGA.GOV.SA, in addition to the Partner Care account on the Twitter platform @spgacare.

The mayoralty aims to remove random neighborhoods on a total area of 18.5 million square meters, in addition to the slums located within the plots of land of the King Abdulaziz Endowment for Al-Ain Al-Aziziyah, in eight neighborhoods covering a total area of 13.9 million square meters. These neighborhoods come within the first phase of the Jeddah Redevelopment Plan, which includes 32 slums and random districts.

It is noteworthy that the committee aims to improve the quality of life and facilitate the residents’ access to all necessary services, most notably health, education and housing services.

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