The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Neom City project, meant to diversify the country’s economy. It will create harmony between nature and mankind. It is expected to bring a lot of capital into the KSA’s economy while completely transforming the region.
Designs for the project include Neom Mountain, as well as several luxury houses and hotels. Neom City also consists of 10 palaces meant for residential purposes, which could sell for up to $400 million each. Reportedly, at a meeting in December of 2020, His Highness, Prince Mohammed, conceptualized the idea of a sustainable city. Actually rejected proposals with design ideas for the project that was too simple and straightforward.
A project that may change the world
The project is expected to be on a scale that is unprecedented, not just in Saudi Arabia but also globally. The project has also been said that is flexible in its nature. It will be shaped by “changing priorities, opportunities, and challenges.”
Neom City is conceptualized to have a 106-mile-long carbon-neutral project called The Line. Which will be a linear city solely powered by wind and solar energy and devoid of cars.
One can travel the length of The Line by a high-speed train, and every critical destination. Such as education centers and hospitals will be reached in just 5 minutes.
The other developments in the region will be the Neom Bay, Aqaba Region, Neom Mountain, and Neom Industrial City. These all will surround The Line. The project is also set to have a resort on a mountainside known as The Vault.
The expanse of the project
The Neom is expected to have 14 industrial sectors, such as energy, food production, and media. Which will all function to diversify Saudi Arabia’s economy and reduce its dependence on crude oil. A project as ambitious as the Neom City calls for a team as ambitious too.
Along with the architects, designers, and the executive team working day and night to realize Prince Mohammed’s vision for the project. Neom city has many other executives working diligently on it. Neom city will have its own legal infrastructure, making the region a place for global development and conversation.
The architects working on Neom City are currently contemplating how feasible a massive skyscraper piercing The Line’s skyscape is.
According to Wall Street Journal, the tower could be as tall as 1,600 feet. Making it more elevated than the Empire State Building. And have a width of 55 miles, which is four times the length of Manhattan.
AI-enabled city: One of a kind
The City, a part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision for 2030, will be run entirely by artificial intelligence and enhanced by machine learning and 5G systems. This kind of administration is expected to make the lives of Neom City’s residents easier. Neom City’s infrastructure, which will be “invisible”, will be built “around nature, instead of over it.”
It has also been said that Neom will be a hub for innovation. Where budding entrepreneurs, as well as seasoned ones, will have the ideal environment to fulfill visionary ideas.
It is expected that Neom City will build a network of supply chains. That will be very beneficial to the KSA’s economy. Neom city will also focus on sustainable forms of food, sports, entertainment, health and well-being, biotech, and financial services.
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