The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has awarded contracts to Saudi firms Red Sea International and Facilities Management Company (FMCO) to provide all maintenance, security, catering, administrative and laundry services at The Red Sea Project’s Construction Village on the west coast of Saudi Arabia.
The two companies will each be responsible for the accommodation of up to 5,000 construction workers and ensuring the facility is managed in adherence to the highest living standards, whether employed directly by TRSDC or by contractors. A dedicated 24/7 helpdesk will also be in operation for workers staying at the village.
“Our Construction Village is an important element of the Phase One development. In order to continue with the rate of progress we’ve seen to date, we must first and foremost ensure that our workers are healthy, happy and safe,” said John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC.
Accommodation exceeds International Finance Corporation (IFC) guidelines, ensuring residential buildings and facilities are both comfortable and safe. Rooms in the village are equipped with partitions between beds for privacy, bathrooms and showers in the same building, personal safes for belongings, and Wi-Fi coverage, allowing workers to stay in touch with family and friends.
Red Sea International and FMCO will also play an essential role in creating a sense of community in the village, managing the neighbourhoods formed between the living and recreational areas. Workers can enjoy the use of cricket pitches, volleyball and basketball courts, football pitches, gyms and cinemas. A supermarket and barber shop will also be provided on-site for workers to use.
Abdulhakim Al Khaldi, Chairman of FMCO, one of the affiliates of Al Yamama Group, concluded: “We are delighted to embark on this new partnership with The Red Sea Development Company and together we will work to bring the latest technology, efficiencies and sustainable practices to ensure world-class standards are met for worker welfare, which is our joint focus. We are confident that we will play a central role in delivering this vision as this ambitious destination is brought to life.”