Today (Friday), the former Saudi Minister of Transportation, Dr. Nasser Al-Salloum, passed away after suffering from a health problem, at the age of 80, as he was credited with establishing many roads in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Nasser was born in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah in 1358 AH, and received his education there, then he obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Cairo University, followed by a master’s degree and then a doctorate in the same specialty from the University of Arizona, USA.
The former minister held several positions, including: Director General of Projects at the Ministry of Communications (currently the Ministry of Transport), Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Affairs, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Communications, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mass Transport Company, in addition to being a board member in a number of government agencies, and he was a general commissioner. The Saudi pavilion at Expo Canada and the United States of America, and he was appointed Minister of Transportation and Secretary General of the Makkah, Madinah and Holy Sites Development Authority.
The Minister of Transport and Logistics, Saleh Al-Jasser, mourned the former Minister of Transportation, Nasser Al-Salloum, praying to God for mercy for him and his family for patience and solace, praising his outstanding efforts in the roads and transportation sector.
The Minister of Transport, Saleh Al-Jasser, wrote through his official Twitter account: “With great sadness and pain, I mourn the death of my brother, His Excellency Dr. Nasser Al-Salloum, the former Minister of Transportation, who had outstanding efforts in the roads and transportation sector, and the achievement of long-term development aspirations for this vital sector in various regions of the Kingdom.” May God bless the deceased with the abundance of his mercy, and inspire his family, relatives and loved ones patience and solace.