Arab Parliament Selects NEOM as Best Arab Project

Visitors watch a 3D presentation during an exhibition on NEOM in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 25, 2017. (Reuters)
Visitors watch a 3D presentation during an exhibition on NEOM in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 25, 2017. (Reuters)
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Arab Parliament Selects NEOM as Best Arab Project

Visitors watch a 3D presentation during an exhibition on NEOM in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 25, 2017. (Reuters)
Visitors watch a 3D presentation during an exhibition on NEOM in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 25, 2017. (Reuters)

The Arab Parliament has selected the Saudi city of NEOM as the best Arab project to achieve sustainable development in 2022.

NEOM was chosen for promoting the concept of the future and sustainable development, as one of the models for building generations, creating smart cities, and supporting efforts to preserve the environment.

NEOM, located in the far northwest of the Kingdom in the Emirate of Tabuk, is a Saudi project aimed at building the first cognitive city with world-class technology. It was launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in October 2017 and stretches over an area of 460 kilometers on the Red Sea coast.

NEOM recently announced the building of a new city called The Line, which is projected to become a global hub for generating clean energy.

A model for extraordinary living, The Line will paint a revolutionary picture for what future communities would look like and how they would come to live in harmony with nature, NEOM CEO Nadhmi Al-Nasr said in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat last month.

He added that the pedestrian city would offer an attractive environment for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors.

An official statement said construction would start in Q1 2021 on the project, which is expected to contribute $48 billion to the Kingdom's GDP and provide 380,000 job opportunities by 2030.



Saudi Arabia to Sell 0.64% Aramco Stake

Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters
Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters
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Saudi Arabia to Sell 0.64% Aramco Stake

Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters
Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters

Saudi Arabia is selling a 0.64% stake in oil giant Aramco, a statement said on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares and the offering period will commence on June 2.

The price range is expected to be between SAR 26.70 and SAR 29.00 per share.