Saudi Arabia begins construction of its $100 billion eco-city

Saudi Arabia has started construction of a futuristic desert city that would be devoid of automobiles and roads and run entirely on renewable energy, with people scheduled to transfer by 2024.

In a televised address last January, Prince Mohammed bin Salman first revealed plans for the megaproject “The Line,” a 105-mile chain of metropolitan regions along the central “spine.”

Saudi Arabia intends to spend between $100 billion and $200 billion on The Line, which is estimated to create 380,000 new jobs and $48 billion in GDP by 2030.

According to a January statement, “NEOM is an accelerator of human progress and a vision of what the new future might look like.”

That’ll be a top destination and home for those who wish to be a part of creating a new paradigm of outstanding living and, flourishing enterprises

As per to Wall Street Journal, plans include drone cabs, a Jurassic Park-themed amusement park featuring robotic dinosaurs, and the world’s largest density of restaurants.

Cloud seeding devices, the world’s largest coral park, glow-in-the-dark sand, and a gigantic moon that lights up at night will replace the region’s harsh surroundings.

The construction of the city, as previously announced, began in the first quarter of 2021.

NEOM plans to declare the city-state a “free zone” with laws distinct from those in the rest of Saudi Arabia.

According to Al Nasr, this could be achieved as early as the first few months of 2022.

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