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Megaprojects worth $23bn in focus at Saudi sustainable city symposium

More than 60 experts will discuss world’s largest green city park; a wellness destination; planting of 7.5m trees; and Riyadh Art

Megaprojects worth $23bn in focus at Riyadh symposium. [representational image]
Megaprojects worth $23bn in focus at Riyadh symposium. [representational image]

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission for Riyadh City – formally known as Riyadh Development Authority – will launch the Riyadh Sustainable City Symposium to be held on on 12-13 November at King Fahd National Library in the presence of more than 60 international experts from international academic and research institutions, who are gathering to discuss the future of Riyadh as a sustainable city.

The symposium will address climate change issues, sustainable urban development, conservation of the natural environment, resource management, energy conservation, production and management, and discussion of legal frameworks and initiatives to support positive change.

The two-day forum will also highlight four projects in Riyadh launched by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud that is in line with the initiative of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

The capital’s four projects worth $23bn (SAR86bn), include King Salman Park that aims to be the world’s largest green city park; Sports Boulevard, a 135km health and wellness destination; Green Riyadh, an initiative that intends to ensure the planting of 7.5m trees in the city; and Riyadh Art, which includes the creation of 1,000 curated art pieces, installations, an annual arts festival, and an interactive public arts programme.

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