CW In Focus | $23bn Riyadh projects unveiled by Saudi's King Salman

Exclusive YouTube series explores design details of King Salman Park, Green Riyadh, Sports Boulevard, and Riyadh Art projects

As Saudi Arabia ramps up its grand Vision 2030 goals, the kingdom is set to revitalise capital city Riyadh with four urban development projects worth $23bn (SAR86bn) that were announced in March 2019.

The King Salman Park, Green Riyadh, Sports Boulevard, and Riyadh Art projects are all focused on the development of sustainable hubs within the Saudi Arabian capital.

Saudi Arabia’s Committee of Grand Projects, led by Crown Prince HRH Mohammed bin Salman, will drive the developments.

According to Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency, SPA, preparation work the projects’ studies and designs is being completed, with implementation to begin in H2 2019.

In this latest episode of Construction Week In Focus, Jack Ball, senior reporter at Construction Week, outlines specific aspects of the project and how they fit into Saudi Arabia’s wider transformation agenda.

Construction Week In Focus is a twice-weekly bulletin of the Middle East's top news from the real estate development and contracting sectors. 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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