Diplomatic Quarter General Authority

The Diplomatic Quarter General Authority (DQGA) (Arabic: هيئة العامة لحي السفارات), often shortened to Diplomatic Quarter Authority, was a short-lived planning authority that administered the Diplomatic Quarter district in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between November 2018 and February 2021, independent from the supervision of Riyadh Municipality.

Diplomatic Quarter General Authority
هيئة العامة لحي السفارات
Agency overview
FormedNovember 27, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-11-27)
DissolvedFebruary 5, 2021; 3 years ago (2021-02-05)
JurisdictionGovernment of Saudi Arabia
HeadquartersTuwaiq Palace, 2664 Alhattan Street, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh 12513, Saudi Arabia
Agency executive
  • Fahd bin Hussain bin Mushait, CEO

History edit

The Diplomatic Quarter General Authority was established on November 27, 2018, through the Council of Ministers decision No. (165).[1] In December 2018, the Council of Ministers outlined the organizational structure of the newly created authority, stipulating that the body would be bestowed with a financial and administrative independence besides being led by a board of directors and would responsible for its urban, cultural, social and historical development.[2] In July 2019, the authority launched a blood donation campaign jointly with King Saud University in the Diplomatic Quarter.[3] The DQGA organized the 'First Tuwaiq International Sculpture Gathering' in March 2019, in which countries like Italy, Albania, Germany, Bulgaria and Japan took part.[4] In October 2019, the DQGA signed a strategic partnership agreement with a real estate development company in Saudi Arabia in order to build a commercial and entertainment complex.[5] In November 2019, the DQGA signed a partnership agreement with the Saudi Golf Federation for the establishment of a golf course in the Diplomatic Quarter.[6] In May 2020, DQGA signed a strategic partnership agreement with Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group for the construction of a medical facility which would be developed and operated in the district.[7] In July 2020, the DQGA signed a partnership with Tawal company for developing the infrastructure of the telecommunications sector in the district.[8][9] In February 2021, the Council of Ministers passed a resolution which abolished the Diplomatic Quarter General Authority, whereby transferring its responsibilities to the Royal Commission for Riyadh City.[10][11][12]

List of executives edit

Name Position In office
Dr. Fahd bin Hussain bin Mushait CEO November 27, 2018 – February 5, 2021

References edit

  1. ^ "تحويل إدارة حي السفارات إلى هيئة عامة باسم "هيئة حي السفارات"". www.alriyadh.com. 2018-11-27. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  2. ^ "الكشف عن الترتيبات التنظيمية لهيئة حي السفارات الجديدة". اخبار 24 (in Arabic). 14 December 2018. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  3. ^ "الهيئة العامة لحي السفارات تنظم حملتها الأولى للتبرع بالدم". صحيفة الاقتصادية (in Arabic). 2019-07-23. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  4. ^ "الرياض تختتم أكبر تجمع عالمي للنحت على الصخر". صحيفة الاقتصادية (in Arabic). 2019-03-24. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  5. ^ "هيئة السفارات توقع اتفاقية لإقامة مجمع تجاري وترفيهي". صحيفة الاقتصادية (in Arabic). 2019-10-24. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  6. ^ "إنشاء أكاديمية جولف في السفارات". صحيفة الاقتصادية (in Arabic). 2019-11-02. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  7. ^ "شراكة بين مجموعة د. سليمان الحبيب والهيئة العامة لحي السفارات في الرعاية الصحية". صحيفة الاقتصادية (in Arabic). 2020-05-15. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  8. ^ "الهيئة العامة لحي السفارات توقع اتفاقية مع "توال" لتطوير البنية". صحيفة مال (in Arabic). 2020-07-09. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  9. ^ "الهيئة العامة لحي السفارات توقع اتفاقية شراكة استراتيجية مع توال". صحيفة مال (in Arabic). 2020-07-13. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  10. ^ "صحيفة صدى | مجلس الوزراء يوضح مصير منسوبي هيئة حي السفارات بعد إلغائها". موقع نبض. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  11. ^ "بعد إلغاء هيئة حي السفارات وضمها للهيئة الملكية للرياض.. كيف سيتم التعامل مع موظفيها وحقوقهم وأجورهم؟". اخبار 24 (in Arabic). 5 February 2021. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  12. ^ "مصير منسوبي هيئة حي السفارات بعد إلغائها | صحيفة المواطن الإلكترونية" (in Arabic). 2021-02-05. Retrieved 2022-07-06.