(MENAFN - Arab News) The High Commission for Riyadh Development agreed yesterday to form a high committee to coordinate public infrastructure in Riyadh and approved a regulatory framework for the supervision of buildings on Prince Salman Road.
The decision was taken at an HCRD meeting involving the executive committee for projects and planning. The meeting featured the commission's deputy chairman Prince Muhammad bin Saad and was headed by Riyadh Gov. Prince Sattam, who is also chairman of the commission. The meeting took place at the Culture Palace in the Diplomatic Quarters.
Ibrahim Al-Sultan, member of the HCRD and president of the commission's Center for Project and Planning, said those at the meeting also agreed on the executive mechanism for carrying out divisions of land in Wadi Hanifa and its tributaries.
He said the meeting agreed to form a high committee within the framework of HCRD regulations for coordinating public services in the city under the HCRD chairman, his deputy and officials from seven government departments as members.
The committee will take the responsibility of coordinating plans for providing public infrastructure services and giving priority to their implementation.
The committee will also take responsibility for direction and follow-up of work, programs and projects related to public infrastructure in the city at all levels in the phases of planning, assessment, designing, implementing and operation by using modern Global Positioning System and Geographic Information Systems technology to monitor the work carried out by qualified contractors.
Al-Sultan added the meeting approved a number of building controls on Prince Salman Road at the part extending from King Khaled International Airport's fence to the airport's west side with the aim of updating the architectural design of the road and also fulfill the aspirations of investors wanting to construct unique buildings there.
These controls will also contribute to widening open areas in the district to attract investors according to strategic planning policies that aim to raise architectural density on the axis of main traffic and activity areas in the city and curb the horizontal spread of the city.