The Kingdom Launches 4 Projects in Riyadh to Improve Quality of Life for Saudi Citizens
As part of ongoing efforts to improve the lives of Saudi citizens, and transform the city of Riyadh into an attractive destination by making it one of the world’s most livable cities, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman launched on Tuesday 4 entertainment projects worth SR86 billion ($23 billion). The 4 projects include King Salman Park, Riyadh Green, Sports Boulevard, and Riyadh Art. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will head the committee overseeing the projects.
The 4 projects will complement Saudi Vision 2030’s “Quality of Life” Program, and are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to create sustainable cities and communities, while driving urgent action against climate change. They are expected to generate 70,000 new jobs for citizens in various sectors, and offer investment opportunities worth SR50 billion ($14 billion) to local and foreign investors. Implementation will begin during the second half of 2019.
1. King Salman Park:
King Salman Park aims to contribute to changing and improving the lifestyle of all Riyadh residents. The park will be located at a strategic location in the heart of Riyadh, linked to six main roads and highways. It will include buildings and facilities such as: The Royal Art Complex, a national theater, an opera house, art academies, museums and galleries, extensive green areas, open squares, sports compounds, and a Golf course.
2. Sports Boulevard:
Sports Boulevard aims to encourage citizens to follow a healthy lifestyle, exercise, and participate in different sports, particularly, walking, cycling, and horse riding. The boulevard will include 48 green and open space sites, event venues, show squares, outdoor museums, movie theaters, cycling and horseback riding tracks, jogging tracks, and sports and cultural centers.
3. Green Riyadh:
Green Riyadh will lead to improved air quality, and reduced temperatures in Riyadh by increasing green space availability to 28 square meters per capita from the current 1.7 square meters per capita. It aims to raise total green spaces by planting 7.5 million trees across the capital. All of the greening will be watered by recycled water from an irrigation network, for the sustainability of water resources in the city.
4. Riyadh Art:
Riyadh Art will be the world’s largest government investment in public art. The project aims to engage artists and citizens from all around the world, as well as strengthen social values, improve civilized interaction, knowledge transfer, creative cooperation, and stimulate recreational and creative movement. It will deliver more than 1,000 installation artworks and landmarks, to be created by local and international artists, distributed in public spaces across the city of Riyadh. It is set to include cultural and art institutions such as museums and theaters.
For more information, please visit the following links:
King Salman Park: http://riyadhksp.sa/en/
Sports Boulevard: http://www.riyadhalmasar.sa/en/
Green Riyadh: http://riyadhgreen.sa/en/
Riyadh Art: http://www.riyadhart.sa/en/