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The new energy park sparks a new era of growth in KSA

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Saudi Arabia is building a new energy park that is to transform KSA to a global industrial powerhouse, the project is called the King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) , and is expected to catch up with the growing energy scene in the world before 2030, in addition to attracting energy industry investors.

The project is being developed by Saudi Aramco, which was given the green light to work on the initiative in the summer. The mega project is managed and operated with the cooperation of the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON).

It will be located the Kingdom’s Eastern Province, between Dammam and Al-Ahsa , and is expected to create job vacancies of up to 100,000 jobs and will localize around 300 new industrial facilities and services.

The project’s completion will be divided into three phases, where the first one is scheduled to be done by 2021, and the third phase by the year 2035.

This will serve and benefit not only local citizens but also will work as a magnet for domestic and foreign investment; seeing how SPARK has already managed in attaining both local and foreign companies to invest in the project by manufacturing goods.

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Saudi Arabia’s Green Falcon Team Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics

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Saudi Arabia’s football team has been qualified to the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020, making them the first Asian team, after hosts Japan, to book their place at the Olympics.

The Green Falcons made their victory after their 1-0 win over Uzbekistan which made them progress to the final of the AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020.

This will also mark the team’s first qualification to the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament since 1996.

Two more Asian teams will be joining Japan and Saudi Arabia, those who will qualify in the second AFC U-23 Championship finalist and the winner of the third-place playoff.

The Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 will kick off on the 23rd of July and the match for the gold medal will be played on August 8th.

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30 Mosques Renovated Under Crown Prince’s Plans to ‘Develop Historical Mosques’

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The first phase of the Mohammed bin Salman project for ‘Developing Historical Mosques‘ has been completed with the renovation of 30 mosques across different regions in the Kingdom.

The project had cost so far more than SR50 million ($13 million) and the first phase that covered 10 regions took 423 days, this falls under the crown prince’s plans to renovate 130 historical mosques in the Kingdom.

Renovations are done with the help of specialized companies in heritage buildings to ensure the preservation of the historical landmarks, and the involvement of Saudi engineers as well to ensure the preservation of each mosque’s authentic urban identity and at the same time use new, high-quality materials.

This historical mosques have been closed for over 40 years and the government is working hard toward renovating them and opening them once again to the public.

The renovated mosques will include several facilities such as women’s prayer rooms, services for disabled people, air conditioning, lighting and acoustics.

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Riyadh: Soon to Become the First Digital Capital City in the Arab World

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Riyadh will become the first digital capital city in the entire Arab world, the announcement was made during the 23rd session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communications and Information Technology.

 

The session was held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the Saudi capital. The decision to grant Riyadh this title comes after the city’s significant role in adopting digital technologies, which is used in developing the socio-economic sector, improve education and advance health care, all of which eventually leads to increasing the welfare of the community.

 

The ICT sector in the Kingdom now makes up 4% of the GDP, which eventually lead to the country climbing 16 places in the World Economic Forum’s global competitive index 2019 and gain a top ease-of-doing-business ranking in the World Bank’s 2020 report.

Ever since the launch of the 2030 vision, the Kingdom’s ICT sector is now the largest in the Arab world after it witnessed a remarkable regulatory change.

This is why naming Riyadh the digital capital is considered to be a splendid recognition for the Kingdom’s achievements and success in the ICT sector.

 

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