SAUDI Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) has said that the country’s flagship project NEOM will compete with US coastal city Miami in terms of entertainment, culture, sports and retail. Appearing in a documentary shown by Discovery Channel on Monday, Crown Prince unveiled the salient features of The LINE project within NEOM, the first smart city of its kind in the world with no roads, cars or emissions. Speaking about NEOM, Crown Prince said, it is to create the new civilisation of tomorrow and encourage other nations to keep doing similar things for the benefit of the planet.
THE LINE is considered as the biggest infrastructure project in history, promising a revolution in urban living. Speaking about country’s growing population he said that it will double from 33 million to about 50-55 million by 2030.
“By that time, the population will reach a level of consuming full capacity of the existing infrastructure of the Kingdom. This raises an important question that we need to create a new city,” he said.
Regarding conceptualisation of THE LINE, he said that they exchanged ideas, worked with many teams, and launched a competition for the best designers of the world.
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