Saudi Red Sea Development builds town for 14,000 employees

The project will include the construction of roads, van lanes, pedestrian and cyclists’ paths, as well as the excavation and construction of central facilities

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Labourers work at the construction site of a building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 18, 2017.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Labourers work at the construction site of a building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 18, 2017.

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Development Company is building accommodation for some 14,000 people working on the mega project.

It signed a contract with Contracting & Construction Enterprises (CCE), to design and construct the infrastructure for the staff city, Al Eqtisadiah reported.

The contractor will also help to develop infrastructure designed to reduce carbon emissions.

The project will include the construction of roads, van lanes, pedestrian and cyclists’ paths, as well as the excavation and construction of central facilities.

The road and track network will be dedicated to sustainable transportation, the report said.

Lighting will also be designed to reduce energy consumption in line with the Red Sea Dark Skies Program.

The Red Sea project will consist of some 50 hotels providing up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties spread over 22 islands and six indoor sites, upon completion in 2030.

The project aims to receive its first guests next year as a new airport and the first of the planned hotels come online.

The new staff accommodation will welcome employees by the second quarter of 2021, the newspaper said.

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