Early this week, officials from KAEC
and Metito broke ground at the solar desalination project's site, paving the way for construction of the second solar powered desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.
Ahmed Ibrahim Linjawy, KAEC
deputy group chief executive officer and Mutaz Ghandour, Metito chairman and CEO participated in the groundbreaking ceremony.
Ibrahim Linjawy, deputy group CEO of KAEC
,and Mutaz Ghandour, chairman and CEO of Metito, laid the foundation stone for the seawater desalination plant.
The ceremony was attended by Ahmed Ibrahim Linjawy, KAEC
deputy group chief executive officer, and Mutaz Ghandour, Metito chairman and CEO.
signed a contract with Metito Saudi for the design and construction of the plant in February.
Al Rasheed is overseeing the creation of KAEC
, a port and manufacturing city on the Red Sea that, it is hoped, will boost Saudi's trade relations with the rest of the world.
students in Rabigh to take advantage of this opportunity that KAEC
Among the leading companies which are establishing their presence in KAEC
and contributing to the overall economic and social development of the City, are USA's textile and plastic packaging firm Greif; pharma giants Pfizer and Sanofi Aventis; lubricants firm Total; Saudia Smart Technology Hub; Nesma Holding Co.
The total area of KAEC
seaport will extend over 13 million sqm, enabling KAEC
seaport to significantly uplift the level of the Kingdom's competitiveness via enhancing maritime transport and logistics services.
, envisaged as a full-fledged development featuring a sea port, homes, offices, hotels, industrial facilities and leisure destinations, will serve as a catalyst to attract foreign investment, global trade, commerce and industry to Saudi Arabia, said Alabbar.
There are however advantages and disadvantages to occupancy at KAEC
Mr Al Rasheed said: "This initiative has been specifically planned to build the Smart City capabilities of KAEC
and create a robust, efficiency-driven platform of growth for our investors.