Coinciding with his unprecedented domestic tour of Saudi Arabia, King Salman will launch over 600 projects worth over $4.3 billion (SR16bn) on Wednesday, the second day of his visit.
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housing, road, environment, water, electricity and public services, while another 199 projects costing $1.1bn (SR4.2bn) will see their foundations laid today.
The visit also saw him order the release of bankrupt Saudi prisoners whose financial obligations do not exceed $266,600 (SR1 million).
Last month, King Salman ordered the resumption of annual bonus payments to all government workers from the beginning of next year.
The bonuses had been suspended under austerity measures in 2016 amid low oil prices.
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