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Saudi Arabia is pressing ahead with plans to build a multi-billion dollar economic city and refining complex at Jazan, apparently undeterred by the deteriorating security situation along its southern border with Yemen and the slide in oil prices that has shrunk its revenues.
Cross border attacks by Houthi rebels against targets in southern Saudi Arabia have received little publicity in the Saudi media, but a recent call for blood donations launched by Saudi hospitals in the province tells a different story.
Saudi Aramco this week held a workshop in Jazan to introduce contractors to plans for the Jazan Economic City (JEC) and integrated refinery, encouraging contractors to register as vendors, the state-owned company said in a brief report posted on its website.
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