Hawk flies in to snatch city project in Jeddah

US consultancy firm, Hawk International, has been appointed to design a new multi-billion dollar city at the Old Airport of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

US consultancy firm, Hawk International, has been appointed to design a new multi-billion dollar city at the Old Airport of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Major Adel Faqeeh was quoted by Al-Madinah Arabic as saying that the project, which will cover an area of 12 million m2, will get underway within the next six months.

The new city will include educational institutions, hotels, residential apartments, recreational centres, conference halls, museums, mosques, playgrounds, government offices and a railway station, as well as public parks, utility services and car parks.

Jeddah Municipality is expected to hand over 5 million m2 of land for the project.

The development will be close to King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah Islamic Port and cultural and commercial centres, as well as to the holy city of Makkah.

Among the other city projects in the pipeline in Saudi Arabia are the massive US $26.6 billion (SR99.6 billion) King Abdullah Economic City, the $2.7 million Um Al-Qura Economic City near Makkah, the $8 billion Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Mousaed Economic City near Hail and the $7 billion Knowledge Economic City in Madinah.

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