Makkah allocates more land for industrial city
Work on project to start soon and boost Made-in-Makkah program
Makkah municipality has allocated another 1km² of land near the Makkah Gate region to its industrial city project, work on which is set to begin shortly, Arab News reports.
The move is reported to represent a big boost to the “Made-in-Makkah” project.
“Our ministry is fully prepared to start constructing infrastructure facilities for the new industrial city,” said Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, minister of commerce and industry, speaking to reporters at the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“Traders will be able to get commercial registration electronically by the end of this year without the need to visit the ministry and its branch offices,” he added.
Al-Rabiah also revealed that the ministry has simplified procedures to speed up issuance of commercial registrations, in coordination with other government departments.
“You will get trade names within a week after presenting application,” he told businessmen a Makkah chamber.
Plans are also in place to give more powers to branch managers to expedite procedures and boost economic development.
Al-Rabiah went on to announce that the ministry intended to take away lands from investors if they fail to carry out projects within a specific time.
He added that the total area of industrial cities in the Kingdom increased four times from 40km² to 160km² during the last five years.