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Jeddah Economic City infrastructure work nearing completion

JEDDAH, June 27, 2021

The infrastructure work is moving at a steady pace on the Jeddah Economic City - one of Saudi Arabia’s flagship megaprojects which will also boast the world’s tallest tower - with nearly 90 per cent road construction and landscaping work completed, said a report.
The city will consist of 210 towers that will be over 30 floors high, the centerpiece being Jeddah Tower, which will be around 1 km tall and will take over from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest building, reported Arab News, citing a senior official.
"The main goal of the 5.3-million-sq-m project is to create a habitable, economically beneficial and environmentally friendly space," remarked Fady Nassim, executive head of urban planning for Jeddah Economic City, while speaking at the Urban Landscape Saudi 2021 event this week. 
"Ninety per cent of the work on road construction and landscaping in the city is done," he told delegates.
"The landscaping is being done in such a way that it ensures plenty of green space and room for pedestrians, with less emphasis on cars and traffic," explained Nassim.
Once completed, the project will consist of three sectors: A financial district, a residential district and Al-Balad, which will be a contemporary recreation of the old quarter of Jeddah, he added.



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