RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday approved that the Saudi Ports Authority will, in agreement with the Public Investment Fund, undertake marine infrastructure projects to develop the cruise industry in the Kingdom.

In January, the Kingdom launched a company to establish the cruise sector in the country, aiming to generate more than 50,000 jobs in the tourism industry.

Cruise Saudi, launched by the PIF, will work on putting the Kingdom on the international cruise map as a tourist destination, in line with the goals of the Vision 2030 reform plan.

It will develop routes that allow people to explore the country’s heritage and culture in a way that preserves the environment and protects natural resources.

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