Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The modern zero-carbon urban development project, THE LINE, is expected to become a world-class model of future cities and a hub for world dreamers who would like to see and enjoy a new ideal pattern of life, Saudi acting media minister Majed Al-Qasabi has said.
The development project which located in Neom, Tabuk Province (southwestern Saudi Arabia) was launched on Sunday (Jan. 10) by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is the President of Neom’s Board of Directors.
Al-Qasabi, who is a member of the board of directors of NEOM company, shed light on the strategic location of NEOM overlooking the Red Sea coast, which is considered as the world’s economic artery linking the three continents of Africa, Asia and Europe.
In a telephone interview with Al-Akhbariya TV on Tuesday (Jan. 12), the Saudi official said that at least 70 percent of the world population could reach or have direct access to NEOM in less than eight hours, poising the Saudi Red Sea site to serve as an international platform for innovation, creativity, knowledge, technology research and civilizations.
He described THE LINE as an unprecedented international project, citing that it offers as many as 380,000 job opportunities for youths in more than 16 domains.
THE LINE will span 170 kilometers to accommodate one million people.
The high-tech city without cars and roads is expected to be free of carbon emissions as walkability will define life on THE LINE and essential services such as schools, medical clinics, recreational facilities and green spaces, will be within a five-minute walk.
In addition, fast transport solutions and autonomous mobility will ensure that no trip is longer than 20 minutes.
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