Rapid population growth and the influx of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia led to a serious housing problem. According to official sources, the kingdom is missing 1.65 million new homes.
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Last week, King Abdullah has promised to spend $ 66.7 billion in the form of social grants for the construction of 500 thousand new homes. Thus, the ruler of the kingdom is trying to prevent public protests that swept the neighboring Arab states - Bahrain, Yemen and Oman.