Saudi Arabia’s minister of municipal and rural affairs has confirmed six new projects worth SAR796m ($212.2m) in Riyadh and Jeddah.
Five of the contracts signed by Abdullatief Al-Asheikh are in Riyadh and cover maintenance of roads and streets, gardens, farms, public squares, computers and the updating of computer programmes in ministry offices.
The remaining SAR69,839,766 covers renovation and completion of lighting works in Jeddah.
The new projects come as Riyadh prepares for the 2019 launch of its 176km metro network.
Reports in June suggested the $23bn metro was 36 per cent complete with tunneling and excavation on the first line already finished.