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Saudi CP Announces Inauguration of 1 MIn City Project

Mon 11 Jan 2021 | 01:14 AM
Ezzeldin Essam Ezzeldin

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced, on Sunday evening, the inauguration of a million-dollar city project.

The project called "The Line", which would be eco-friendly, and located within the NEOM economic zone in the northwest of the Kingdom.

Salman said, "The city will be without noise or pollution and free of congestion," adding that "The Line project has zero cars, zero streets, and zero carbon emissions."

Salman added that the city extends 170 kilometres, and the construction works will begin in the first quarter of this year, stressing that it will preserve 95% of the nature of NEOM.

The Saudi crown prince said that his country is counting on the city since it will add about $48 billion to the kingdom's GDP in 2030.

The crown prince indicated that NEOM would create 380,000 job opportunities, and its societies would be entirely regulated by artificial intelligence technologies, to facilitate the process of communicating with humans in a way that enables them to anticipate and interact with unprecedented capabilities, saving residents and companies' time.

The prince emphasized that "The Line puts people first", and that it will be a model for what urban cities should be.

Saudi Arabia announced the NEOM project in 2017, which is part of the Kingdom's Vision 2020 plan.

The cost of the NEOM economic zone is $500 billion. The area is located in northwestern Saudi Arabia, overlooking the Red Sea. Its total area is 26,500 square kilometers.