The Saudi cabinet, chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prime Minister, today (January 13) welcomed the announcement by HRH Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince regarding the launch of The Line city project citing it as an unprecedented example of developing a world-class future city living in harmony with nature.
Prince Mohammed, who is the Chairman of the Neom Company Board of Directors, had two days back unveiled The Line, a 170-km belt of hyper-connected future communities, without cars and roads and built around nature.
The ambitious project will create an innovative civilizational environment with its societies being run through artificial intelligence, empowering humans, preserving the environment and providing a balanced life between innovative-based business environment and an exceptional life quality that enhances economic diversity through creating 380,000 job opportunities and adding SR180 billion ($48 billion) to the gross domestic product by 2030.
The virtual session of the cabinet emphasized the need to permit citizens to travel abroad and backed the lifting of the ban on international flights and the opening of its land, sea and aerial borders starting from March 31 complying to all Covid-19 precautionary measures.
It also approved the transformation of Madinah Hospitals Complex (the General Hospital with a capacity of 500 beds, the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Children's Hospital with a capacity of 500 beds, and Al-Amal Complex for Mental Health with a capacity of 246 beds) into a medical city.