Monday 10 August 2020

Neom awards contracts to develop Construction Village

RIYADH, September 11, 2019

Neom, a new destination being created in Saudi Arabia, has awarded contracts to Al-Tamimi Group and Saudi Arabian Trading & Construction Company (Satco) to build, finance and operate its  Construction Village for 10 years.

The accommodation at the Construction Village will host workers who will move to the site to develop various areas of the Neom project.

Al-Tamimi Group will develop two residential areas within the village with a capacity to house 10,000 residents each. Satco will build a third one with the same capacity. The two developers will operate the village for 10 years.

The Construction Village will consist of three residential areas for 30,000 residents and will be able to be expanded later as the project develops to accommodate more than 100,000 residents.

The developers will build the residential areas with conditions in line with the best international standards for contractors’ accommodation as per the IFC (International Finance Corporation).

Residents will be accommodated in living areas built around green spaces comprising orchards, vegetable plots and ornamental gardens. The village will also have waste management and recycling facilities to eliminate the landfill and to protect the environment.

Residents will enjoy a range of recreation facilities including cricket, soccer fields, tennis, basketball courts, gymnasiums, running tracks, swimming pools and indoor games rooms, a Neom statement said.

“The awarding of these contracts is another milestone in our journey to turn the Neom dream into a reality and I’m happy to see our partners joining us to make this happen,” said Nadhmi Al-Nasr, CEO of Neom.

“Building a giga-project the size of Neom is a great challenge that requires manpower to settle there for years to come and we are keen on creating the best environment for those who will work and live there.”

Tariq Al Tamimi, chairman of Tamimi Group said: “We are planning to build these housing projects for the people who will build Neom with the highest standards of quality and to set a benchmark for all future projects.”

Malek Antabi, chairman and chief executive officer of Satco said: “Involvement with Neom is not only an investment in the present, it is an investment in the future of Satco.

“Our services will achieve a healthier employee retention rate and a higher workforce morale, which by itself will increase productivity. Complying with the high standards of Neom, will actually make it much easier for Satco to meet its objectives on this project.”

Neom, the flagship project of Saudi Arabia’s post-oil diversification plan, is being built on a 26,500-sq-km area in the northwestern of the kingdom. It offers unique investment opportunities in economic sectors and real estate development. – TradeArabia News Service


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