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									                                 Press Release

   ALJ gifts the Kingdom the tallest and biggest
                              flag in the world

In cooperation with Jeddah Municipality, ALJ Community Initiatives (ALJCI)
has drafted an agreement to create the world's tallest and biggest flag in the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Jeddah Municipality has dedicated Tariq ben Ziyad
roundabout (Al Sofon roundabout previously) to host the anticipated flag,
taking into consideration the prominent location of this roundabout. The flag
will be the start point for arrivals from Makkah, and the end of King Abdullah
Street and the beginning of King Abdulaziz Street (Al Andalus). The location is
near strategic centers in Jeddah, such as Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, Jeddah Municipality Jeddah Central Cornice, which hosts the tallest
fountain in the world.

Engineer Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, President of ALJCI, announced that
ALJCI has suggested to Jeddah Municipality a year ago to gift the Kingdom
the tallest and biggest flag in the world, as a gift from ALJCI on the blessed
return of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from his treatment trip.
Engineer Jameel stated that ALJCI would be responsible for the costs of
maintaining the flag for four years after erection. On other hand, HE Dr. Hani
Abo Ras, Mayor of Jeddah, appreciated ALJCI for its initiatives, saying that
this project will be an important landmark in Jeddah.

A year ago, ALJCI introduced the flag idea 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 square meters. A virtual film of the anticipated
flag, which will be an important landmark of Jeddah, could be viewed at

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