Green Investments Surge in Saudi Arabia with Circular Economy, Clean Hydrogen Tech

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Saudi Arabia is pushing towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2060 and developing a green economy.
Skytower Investments, a renewable technology, green manufacturing, supply chain and green power production investment company, is actively seeking new partnerships to advance carbon and green hydrogen technologies.
Such initiatives will bring new economic opportunities to Saudi Arabia.
Skytower Investments predicted Saudi Arabia attracting more investments in upcoming projects, creating opportunities for global companies and boosting job growth. This supports Saudi Arabia’s role as a driver of sustainable growth in the region, with plans underway to foster green economy development.
The investment company has backed a recent agreement between Riyadh and Washington for a transcontinental green trade corridor, aiming to facilitate trade and climate adaptation strategies.
Saudi Arabia is promoting this initiative globally, benefiting neighboring and South Asian countries. It aims to expand green supply chains, green manufacturing, and digital transformation, contributing to a sustainable future.
Hydrogen production is seen as economically valuable for Saudi Arabia, leveraging its abundant natural resources and young, dynamic population.
The Kingdom’s green potential lies in its high-quality silica resources, used for green energy production and advanced manufacturing.
Chairman Neil Bush of Skytower Investments highlighted ongoing efforts to strengthen partnerships and support Saudi Arabia’s economic goals under Vision 2030. This includes promoting green energy, green hydrogen, and carbon economy technologies.
Skytower Investments CEO Eric Fang aligned current efforts with Saudi Arabia’s strategy to support local, regional, and global development, focusing on high-quality job creation in the green industry.
Saudi partner Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mulaifi mentioned rapid progress in introducing green energy and technologies, supporting Saudi Arabia’s goals for green and carbon-neutral energy by 2060.
Skytower Investments plans to invest further in specialized global technologies, collaborating with public and private sectors in the Kingdom.



New Legislation Facilitates Investment in Saudi Tourism Sector

Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khatib (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khatib (Asharq Al-Awsat)
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New Legislation Facilitates Investment in Saudi Tourism Sector

Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khatib (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khatib (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khatib said, in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, that work is underway on new regulations and legislation that will facilitate the investment process in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia is witnessing a major transformation in the tourism sector after it enacted and developed a number of regulations and launched mega projects that allowed the country to attract more than 100 million visitors last year, the target initially set for 2030.
During a press conference on Wednesday at the Abu Faraj heritage palaces in Al-Aziza, west of the city of Abha in the southern Aseer region, Al-Khatib revealed the ministry’s moves to provide appropriate long-term funding at a competitive cost in order to encourage investment in the Saudi tourism system.
In his remarks to Asharq Al-Awsat, the minister pointed to the most prominent achievements in the sector, revealing that the Kingdom received 60 million visitors during the first half of 2024, with spending amounting to SAR 143 billion ($38.1 billion), recording about 10 percent growth in the number of tourists and spending.
He added that by the end of the first half of this year, the sector’s contribution to the gross domestic product had reached 5 percent, and was moving steadily toward achieving 10 percent, which is equivalent to SAR 600-700 billion of tourism income.
Moreover, Al-Khatib also spoke about the launch of the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management program, a partnership between the Ministry of Tourism, King Khalid University, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
He noted that a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Ministry of Tourism and the Colleges of Excellence Company, with the aim of developing human capabilities and expanding international specialized technical colleges and strategic partnership institutes in the field of tourism and hospitality.
Al-Khateeb said 10,000 training opportunities both inside and outside the Kingdom would be allocated to those working in the Aseer region’s tourism sector.
The National Tourism Strategy aims to reach over 150 million local and international tourists by 2030. In 2023, it reached 109 million.
The minister added: “The Tourism Development Fund plays an important role in providing financing, allocating SAR 7.4 billion to enable over 100 tourism projects around the Kingdom with a value exceeding SAR 35 billion.”
He pointed out that the fund financed 10 major projects in the Aseer region, ranging from international hotels to multi-use projects with a value exceeding one billion riyals. International hotel brands included: InterContinental Residence in Abha, DoubleTree in Khamis Mushait Governorate, and Khayal Walk Boulevard.