Jeddah — The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has commenced operations at the base camp of the Red Sea Project, one of the world’s most ambitious tourism developments.

The base camp, which is situated on the coastal area near the southern end of the 28,000 square kilometer destination, is the first of numerous enabling works to be carried out in 2019 to provide the essential infrastructure for the project. The work will include temporary roads, bridge, jetties, utilities, workforce accommodation, and a management village which will support the development of the luxury tourism destination.

The base camp, which currently houses 60 people, includes prayer, dining, gym, and other amenities. Solar water heaters provide hot water. Also on-site is an emergency medical facility with a full-time male nurse and an ambulance.