King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has stated that Saudi Arabia is investing more than SAR 200 billion in several development projects to improve infrastructure for crucial sectors such as transport, water, and energy.
To establish the Kingdom as a major center for transportation and logistics, King Salman added that the country will spend an additional SAR 500 billion over the following 10 years on the development of airports, seaports, rail, and other infrastructure.
“Saudi Arabia is witnessing a comprehensive and sustainable development movement and it is proceeding in the second phase of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, aiming to develop promising and new sectors in addition to supporting local content, facilitating the business environment, empowering citizens and engaging the private sector in these vital development projects,” said King Salman.
“Saudi Arabia is witnessing a comprehensive and sustainable development movement and it is proceeding in the second phase of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030”
“This comes as part of the Kingdom’s strategy to boost the effectiveness of implementation to achieve more success and progress and meet the aspirations and ambitions of our people.”
Talking about futuristic ‘green’ projects, King Salman said: “These unique projects that are being realized in our country come in light of the development of our economic and cultural foundations, and as HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi Crown Prince, has announced, the projects are of a Saudi nature, such as Al-Ula Development Project, Diriyah Gate Project, Qiddiya Project, Amaala Project, Neom City, the Red Sea Project, and The Line project, as well as downtown projects for a number of cities. In addition, there are cultural and entertainment cities, which are unrepetitive creative projects.
The infrastructure works and the general plan of the ‘Rou’a Al Madina’ project were launched in the area east of the Prophet’s Mosque
“These key developments create a historical, cultural, and social imprint, and provide a variety of options in accordance with the vision’s objectives, economically, culturally, and socially, and contribute to the promotion and protection of the history of the Saudi cultural heritage, to be reflected in the quality of life of the citizen.”
Concerning tourism, King Salman explained that the infrastructure works and the general plan of the ‘Rou’a Al Madina’ project were launched in the area east of the Prophet’s Mosque, in line with plans to boost the Kingdom’s capacity to host 30 million Umrah pilgrims by 2030.
“Work is underway to complete the third Saudi expansion at the Grand Mosque, in addition to many projects which aim to raise the level of services provided to the pilgrims. We will take every effort possible to continue providing comfort and facilitation for visitors to the two holy mosques in accordance with the highest international standards,” he concluded.