CW In Focus | Progress on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea Project [2019]

CW's latest bulletin episode explores the Saudi gigaproject's design progress as announced in January

Saudi Arabia’s planned Red Sea Project has reached a major milestone on 22 January after its developer, The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), received approval for the gigaproject’s masterplan from its board of directors.

TRSDC's board is chaired by HRH Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, First Deputy Prime Minister, President of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, Minister of Defense, and chairman of Public Investment Fund (PIF).

The developer, a wholly owned entity of PIF, said the was developed in partnership with US architecture firm WATG, and Buro Happold from the UK.

In this episode of Construction Week In Focus, Jack Ball, senior reporter at Construction Week, details what this masterplan milestone means for the Red Sea Project, and how the project fits into the kingdom’s wider plan to boost its tourism credentials.

Construction Week In Focus is a twice-weekly bulletin of the Middle East's top news from the real estate development and contracting. The series is hosted on Construction Week's YouTube channel, alongside weekly series published by its sister titles. The latter includes MEP Engineered by MEP Middle EastFM Live by facilities management Middle East, and Heavy Metal by PMV Middle East.

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Construction Week In Focus episodes are published each Sunday and Wednesday. Heavy Metal episodes are published on Mondays, and FM Live updates are presented on Tuesdays. MEP Engineered rounds off the week each Thursday. All videos are published at 4.30pm Dubai time. 

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