After Visiting the New University City
His Royal Highness, Deputy Governor of the Asir Region, Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, asserted that the completion of the new university city project would be his priority. He added that the university is full of groundbreaking scientific competencies and includes thousands of male and female students. He also praised the university’s significant role with the Emirate of Asir and with other governmental institutions highlighting the university's considerable support to the emirate and expressing his pride in its expertise.
At the same time, he pointed to the remarkable achievements made by the university in the buildings of the university city, stressing that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, are keen to support the advancement of science and knowledge seekers. HRH also revealed his optimism about the new university city which will provide an excellent academic and scientific environment in a location which the university succeeded in choosing because it matches all the building requirements and simultaneously preserves the beautiful nature of the area in which the project is located. In addition, he clarified that the university hospital with its unique building would be a great addition to health services in the region.
HRH Mansour bin Muqrin: The university is an essential supporter of the emirate and a house of expertise which we are proud of.
From the University President’s view, His Excellency, Prof. Dr. Falah bin Raja Allah Al Solamy, expressed his gratitude to the Deputy Governor of the Asir Region for his blessed and encouraging visit, stressing that the support received by the Governor of the Asir Region, HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid and his Deputy, HRH Prince Mansour Bin Muqrin, reflects positively on the academic environment. He added the harmony between the emirate and the university is in the interest of the region's citizens.
His Excellency mentioned that during HRH's visit to the University City, he was keen to inquire about many points related to the project and its various details such as the structures of the buildings, and some of his visions for the next stage.
In His Royal Highness's visit, he toured a number of university facilities, where he saw the general administration building, the university tower, the central library, the university hospital, the support services tunnel and the conference center. During that time, he listened to a detailed explanation of the project, its stages and its obstacles presented by the Vice-Dean of Projects, Dr. Mohammed bin Dahim, who pointed out that the university city is an area of (8 million) square meters and is located at an altitude of 2185 meters above sea level.
It includes a number of academic and service complexes, which are being implemented in three phases. The first includes the academic student complex, which contains 13 scientific and literary colleges. The second phase consists of the medical campus for students in addition to the University Hospital with a capacity of 800 beds. Lastly, the third phase initiates the building of the university administration, guest area, sports city, sports stadium, closed sports hall and infrastructure projects like the service tunnel and service centers, which have been completed, along with a number of other ongoing projects such as the internal roads, student housing, medical staff housing, and the Medicine College for females.
Dr. Mohammed also indicated that nearly 70% of the actual project completion had been done. Noting that some projects have been completed entirely. He stressed the need for financial support in the implementation, designation, and approval of the necessary projects, which are set to run the university city; such as power station, the northern and eastern ring roads, the rainwater drainage system, furnishing the faculties of the first stage and faculty members housing. In the same regard, he explained the urgent need for public services such as the roads leading to the project, organizing the areas surrounding the university city, water supply for the area and completion of the sewage station in the area.