SOURCE: Arab News
Time: March 30, 2018
JEDDAH: The large developments at the Red Sea, Al-Gidya and NEOM will help to put Saudi Arabia on the world tourist map, project executives said on Thursday.
The statements by executives of the Saudi projects followed the meeting of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in New York on Thursday with more than 40 leaders from world conglomerates.
John Pagano, the chief executive officer of the Red Sea project, said the development would enhance the position of the Kingdom on the world tourist map.
He described the meeting as fruitful in laying the foundations for the future of the project. It also highlighted the intention of the project’s administration to benefit from the best ideas from sustainability experts, leaders of the sector and thought pioneers around the world.
Michael Renengers, OEC of the Al-Gidya project, stressed the goal of achieving good outcomes for Saudi citizens.
“The ideas and initiatives we have discussed have enlightened important parts of our plan and encouraged us to go ahead toward building the project, unique in the Kingdom,” he said. The projects will inspire the men and women of the Kingdom to enhance their contribution to the developments.
Claus Cleinfeld, CEO of NEOM, said that the project’s vision was to make it the best place in the world for living and working.
He said that the meeting reviewed a number of points on sustainability and also examples of new manufacturing techniques, in addition to the world’s first management and operation system that is 100 percent dependent on renewable energy.