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The project comprise a complete residential district overlooking the Holy Haram in Makka from the East direction. It consists of several hotels of 3, 4 and 5 star ratings, residential towers, commercial areas, restaurants and prayer areas. Public services such as: power station, sewage treatment plant, medical care, telephone and post, municipality, police, civil defence and other facilities. Also, it has vast open spaces and gardens, pedestrian walkways, and access to the Haram is provided via stairs, elevators, escalators, inclinators and vertical platform lifts. The project has a complete network of internal roads and ring roads in addition to car parks and bus stations. The total built-up area is 970,000 sq.m The preliminary design was done in 2002. Construction cost is estimated at SR 3 billion.













 

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Jabal Khandama, Makkah

The Jabal Khandama project for permanent and temporary residencies is expected to accommodate some 240,000 people. The project will be connected to the Holy Mosque with pedestrian passes, and will be connected to two major highways.

It will also include a multi-story car park that can accommodate some 2,000 vehicles, and public transportation stations.







 

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oooooooooooh my god that just amazing ,makkah is booming with construction ,thank you vc15nets for the update :applause: :applause:,

do you have more info?
 

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Saudi Arabia: Jabal Khandama Project Ready for Launch

Arab News:

MAKKAH, 20 November 2005 -- The first phase of Jabal Khandama real estate project in Makkah will be launched shortly as the promoters said 85 plots of land in the area, located near the Grand Mosque, were now ready for sale.


Businessman Abdul Rahman Faqeeh, main developer of the project, said construction plans for Khandama were prepared in cooperation with the Makkah Development Authority. An auction will be held on Dec. 21 for the sales of the plots and Faqeeh expected a large turnout of investors. The first phase will cover 137,000 square meters of land with 91 plots. Plans have been made for the construction of hotels, shopping centers, restaurants and furnished apartments in Khandama. Substantial areas have also been earmarked for prayer places for both men and women and for car parks.


He said six plots would be set aside for hospitals and offices of police, civil defense, traffic, municipality and the Red Crescent Society. There will be parking spaces for 7,000 cars and 56 buses and prayer place for 40,000 worshippers. The first phase of the project will see construction of 7,458 rooms to accommodate pilgrims. Tarek Faqeeh, supervisor of the project, said Khandama would attract investments worth more than SR6 billion. "We have made use of the expertise of international companies to prepare plans and designs of the project," he told the press conference. The project would require SR400 million for infrastructure.


Last November, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, while he was crown prince, launched six major projects in Makkah, including the SR12 billion Jabal Omar residential towers. Spread over an area of 230,000 square meters, the Jabal Omar project includes five-star hotels, commercial centers and prayer facilities for 200,000 worshippers.

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They are building skyscrapers, buildings and residences over rocks in the mountain?

That will be very expensive and will require a lot of dynamite.
I am sure that the cost and technique isn't a problem here with petro-dollars flowing.
 

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awesome. mecca becoming a real "metropolis" if u will

and hopefully itll only make the pilgrimmages easier
 
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