HRH Crown Prince Inaugurates and Lays Foundation Stones for Seven Strategic Projects, including Saudi Arabia s First Nuclear Research Reactor, & Aircraft Fuselage Factory

Monday 1440/2/27 - 2018/11/05
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Riyadh, Safar 27, 1440, Nov 5, 2018, SPA -- His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, inaugurated and laid here today founding stones for as many as seven strategic projects, in the domains of renewable and atomic energy, water desalination, genetic medicine and aircraft manufacturing, during a visit to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).

The projects, HRH the Crown Prince was graced to lay the foundation stone of, comprised three giant projects, including Saudi Arabia‘s first nuclear research reactor and a center for developing aircraft fuselage.

Upon arrival at the venue, HRH Crown Prince was received by the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Faleh, who is also Chairman of KACST; and Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed, the President of KACST.

During the visit, HRH Crown Prince also inaugurated the Saudi Central Laboratory for Human Genome, which documents a map for genetics of the Saudi society, in order to discover genetic mutations that may cause hereditary diseases, in addition to solar energy-powered desalination station, in Khafji, with a capacity of 60,000 cubic meter per day; two production lines for solar panels and cells; and a laboratory to check credibility of solar panels, to be based in Uyaynah, entertaining requirements of ISO certificate 9001 and certificates of the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC), related to the conformity of products to the world standards.

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