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Construction of Saudi's Qiddiya creates digital transformation jobs

Systems integrator Enstoa is hiring as part of its scope on the entertainment city

Qiddiya was launched by the King of Saudi Arabia this April [image: SPA].
Qiddiya was launched by the King of Saudi Arabia this April [image: SPA].

Jobs are being created for nationals in Saudi Arabia after project management information system provider was picked by Qiddiya Investment Company for its eponymous 334km2 entertainment city, located 40km from capital city Riyadh.

Systems integrator Enstoa has been picked to work on the project. In a statement, the company said it is recruiting “talented Saudi nationals passionate about technology and effectuating change, with a background in digital transformations” to support its work on the project.

READ: Construction progress made at Saudi's Qiddiya entertainment city

Qiddiya is a gigaproject established as part of Saudi Vision 2030, a programme aimed at diversifying the kingdom’s economy and expanding its growth avenues. The project’s ground-breaking was held on 28 April 2018, when Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, patronised the foundation ceremony. 

Phase 1 of the development will open in 2022, and upon full completion, Qiddiya will be double the size of Disney World in Florida, US.

The development will feature a Six Flags-branded theme park, hotels, and amusement and entertainment facilities that Qiddiya Investment Company has stated will be regional firsts.

Commenting on the Enstoa contract, Michael Reininger, chief executive officer of Qiddiya Investment Company, said: “Qiddiya will be a destination unlike any other, and is all about innovation, technology, and inspiring Saudi talent.

“The fact that Enstoa is committed to supporting a local workforce is incredibly important to us. We want to partner with innovative technology providers, but we also want to ensure that our vision to support and encourage Saudi youth in these fields, becomes a reality.

“We at Qiddiya ardently support Enstoa’s efforts for local recruitment to enable both our success and theirs.”

Jordan Cram, chief executive officer of Enstoa, added: “[We have] worked in the kingdom since 2013 and we’re honoured to be a part of Vision 2030.

“We are excited that the Enstoa Saudi team is growing with amazing local talent that wants its passion and effort to have lasting impact on the kingdom’s future. The pace at which change is taking place in Saudi Arabia is unprecedented, and Enstoa is ready to deliver in stride.”

READ: Boom in Saudi's entertainment sector bodes well for Jeddah developers

Earlier this year, Losberger De Boer revealed that it had been contracted by UAE-based event management firm Duvent to deploy 15 semi-permanent structures for Qiddiya.

Temporary offices, visitor centres, and exhibition halls that can be dismantled and re-purposed were built by Losberger De Boer within a two-month period.

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