Egis, the major international group in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility sectors, has been appointed as the project management company for Saudi Entertainment Ventures' (Seven) entertainment destinations in the Northwestern and Southern Provinces, including the recently announced project in Tabuk.
The contract was awarded by Seven, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund PIF, which has been mandated to invest in, develop, and operate entertainment destinations and create a sustainable entertainment sector that caters to the needs of all in Saudi Arabia, in accordance with the highest international standards.
According to Egis, the scope of work includes overseeing the design of the entertainment destinations and attractions development through all work stages of development, the identification of potential specialist partnerships required in the execution of the project as well as construction and project management services.
Seven’s development of the entertainment ecosystem supports Saudi Vision 2030, which seeks to diversify the country's economy and enrich the lives of Saudi citizens, it stated.
These leisure hubs will provide visitors of all ages with an innovative and immersive environment, featuring themed attractions, thrilling experiences, high-end retail options, and a wide range of food and beverage choices, it added.
Alaa AbuSiam, CEO of Egis in the Middle East and South Asia, said: "Our commitment to Saudi Vision 2030 is ongoing with our projects, presence and people in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, we are excited to further emphasize this with our involvement on the project with Seven, which is set to change the entertainment industry across the country."
"Seven will bring world-class entertainment which will contribute to the improvement of the sector and the quality of life of the Kingdom’s population; an objective both Egis and Seven have in common," he stated.
Seven Chairman Abdullah AlDawood said: "We are delighted to be working with Egis, who are leaders in their field with a strong track record of delivering projects to the highest of standards. We will work together to achieve our shared vision of elevating the quality of life for the people of Saudi Arabia by providing unrivalled experiences at our world-class entertainment destinations across the Kingdom."
Egis has been operating in Saudi Arabia for almost 30 years and is currently working on more than 25 projects spread across the Kingdom including Riyadh Metro, Green Riyadh, AlUla development, Riyadh Airport and NEOM.-TradeArabia News Service