Jeddah roundabout to host world’s tallest flag gifted by ALJCI
By Rizwan Khatik - Tue Mar 20, 12:09 pm
The Jeddah municipality has dedicated Tariq Bin Ziyad Roundabout (previously Al-Sofon Roundabout), at the intersection of King Abdullah Street and Al-Andalus Street to host the anticipated flag, taking into consideration the prominent location of this roundabout.
The flag will be the start point for travelers to and from Makkah, and the end of King Abdullah Street and the beginning of King Abdul Aziz Street (Al-Andalus). The location is in proximity of strategic centers in Jeddah, such as Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jeddah municipality, Jeddah Central Corniche, which hosts the tallest fountain in the world.
Abu Ras appreciated ALJCI for its initiatives, saying that this project will be an important landmark in Jeddah.
Jameel had suggested to the Jeddah municipality a year ago to gift the Kingdom the tallest and biggest flag in the world, as a gift from the ALJCI on the blessed return of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah after medical treatment abroad.
Jameel stated that ALJCI would be responsible for the costs of maintaining the flag for four years after installation.
A year ago, ALJCI introduced the flag project to the municipality. To choose the most appropriate company for implementing this project, ALJCI communicated with specialized leading international companies to submit their offers.
The project will be equipped with an automatic system for hoisting the flag, advanced cameras, a system for measuring wind speed, in addition to lighting system for prominent annual occasions.
The flag will be 165 meters tall, and its area will be 2,000 sq. meters. A virtual film of the anticipated flag, which will be an important landmark of Jeddah, could be viewed at http://www.aljci.org/en/saudi-flag.