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Korea urged to prioritize hydrogen, smart cities for NEOM development

Korea should prioritize hydrogen and smart city initiatives to enhance its influence on NEOM, a pioneering city being built in Saudi Arabia by leading companies from around the world with the goal of maximizing efficiency and eco-friendliness for the anticipated 9 million residents, according to government officials and experts, Tuesday.

As the oil-rich kingdom seeks to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies to address the climate crisis and align with global initiatives on carbon neutrality, Seoul should capitalize on Saudi Arabia's needs by showcasing Korea's capabilities, particularly in the world's largest city construction project, the experts said.

"Korea has already implemented various smart city policies, giving us an advantage when engaging in smart city projects in Saudi Arabia," "We should further promote these policies to the kingdom and facilitate assistance in master-planning these projects." - Park Sang-woo, the Korean land minister

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