The Ministry of Justice plans to construct 72 judicial buildings across the Kingdom worth over SR 2 billion as part of its upgrading efforts to make them world-class facilities. According to Minister of Justice Walid Al-Samaani, these new buildings underwent a comprehensive study, based on criteria of feasibility in which the economic aspects and the need for efficiency were considered in the design and in line with the needs of the judiciary of these regions of the Kingdom. Outlining the project, a report issued by the General Administration at the Ministry said that 72 buildings, including buildings for courts and judicial clerks, are to be constructed under four contracts. As many as 15 of these buildings would be constructed in the Eastern Province and 19 in Madinah, which is currently under implementation based on specific sites by the ministry. As per the report, some 28 of these buildings are to be constructed in the Riyadh region in addition to the four structures in Jeddah, three in Hail and two in Qassim. The ministry, under the guidance of Al-Samaani, has worked to identify all the sites in accordance with the need to serve the community in these areas. Under his leadership, the ministry has embarked on the design and preparation of two more courts in accordance with the number of judicial districts for each model, and according to the current and future needs of the region. With Al-Samaani leading the front, the country is yet to see many such world-class facilities.