The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal order to include the Ministry of “Housing” into the Ministry of “Municipal and Rural Affairs”, and amending its name to be “Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing”.
The royal decree stipulated that the Council of Experts in the Council of Ministers – in coordination with whomever it deems fit from the relevant authorities – and within a period not exceeding three months from its date of the following:
1ـ Completing the necessary legal procedures to enforce the requirements of this order, including the transfer and specification of functions, equipment, employees, jobs, properties, items, appropriations, and others.
2ـ Reviewing the laws, regulations, orders, royal decrees, decisions, etc. that have been affected by what is stated in this order, and proposing what is necessary in their regard, to complete the necessary legal procedures.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques also issued a royal decree appointing Majid bin Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Hogail as Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing.