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Old November 15th, 2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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MEDINA | Knowledge Economic City Development News


Knowledge Economic City in Madinah, KSA





















































The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin AbdulAziz launched the Knowledge Economic City (KEC) in Madinah, Saudi Arabia yesterday. The project is the first of its kind and the third economic city in Saudi Arabia to be initiated by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) in an aggressive bid to repatriate capital and attract value-added foreign investments. The move is part of efforts hoped to develop the Kingdom’s regions in a hi-tech manner while easing mounting pressure off the country’s three major cities’ infrastructures.

At the directives of King Abdullah, SAGIA liaised with a Consortium of Saudi investors lead by Savola Group to develop an economic city dedicated to knowledge-based industries (KBI). The Consortium—Savola Group Co., PMDC, Taibah Investment & Real Estate Development Co., and Quad International Real Estate Development Co.—along with the King Abdullah Foundation formed an investment vehicle to develop an economic city based on KBI. The new city, named “Knowledge Economic City” will be developed on a 4.8 million m2 land while the built up area will near 9 million m2 attracting some 25 billion Saudi riyals ($6.7 billion) worth of investments. The project will add 20,000 new jobs to the region.

The city will comprise various zones designed to compliment each other; a technology and KBI zone; an advanced IT studies institute; an interactive museum on the life of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH); a center for Islamic civilization studies; a campus for medical research and life sciences; an integrated medical services zone; a retail zone; a business district; residential zones including high rises, houses, and fully-serviced apartments; shopping malls; and a mosque with a 10,000 worshipper capacity.

Transportation within KEC will be facilitated via a ring road above which rises a monorail connecting the city to neighboring Grand Mosque of Madinah within minutes. This monorail will be tethered to the planned train station thus tapping into the railway access to Makkah, Yanbou, the King Abdullah Economic City as well as the port city of Jeddah.

SAGIA played a pivotal role in the conceptualization of the project. “The King’s vision to develop an economic city based on KBI is a forward looking step and the development will boost the region’s chances to attract investments hoped to overhaul services in Madinah,” commented Amr Dabbagh, governor of SAGIA.

“This vital project falls well within plans to upgrade the Kingdom’s regions in a sustainable fashion taking into consideration each region’s competitive advantages. Given Madinah’s historic stance as the launch pad of Islamic culture by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) more than 14 centuries ago, the KEC project is a renaissance of sorts as Madinah will be used to launch the knowledge-based industries,” added Dabbagh.

Governor Amr Dabbagh pointed out that the three economic cities launched to date by SAGIA are in line with its strategy to promote investments into the country’s sectors that propose the best competitive advantages, namely, energy, transportation, and KBI. The first economic city launched December 2005 in Rabegh (the King Abdullah Economic City) focused on promoting energy- and transportation-related industries, while the second economic city launched last week in Hayel (the Prince AbdulAziz bin Mousaed Economic City) is designed around transportation and related logistical services. This latest city in Madinah captures the essence of SAGIA’s third focus, knowledge-based industries (KBI), concluded Dabbagh.

The Knowledge Economic City project is a culmination of efforts by a group of leading Saudi companies to develop an economic city to the east of Madinah that is planned to become an international KBI icon. The total built up area will reach 8.8 million m2 including 4,000 stores and 30,000 residential units that will house 200,000 inhabitants.


Official website,
http://www.knowledgecityksa.com


Click the link below to see the English presentation,
http://www.knowledgecityksa.com/home...nt/kakceng.zip
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Old November 15th, 2006, 02:14 PM   #2
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Hi this know. city is only for men ( not women allow?)
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Old November 15th, 2006, 06:32 PM   #3
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Oh great project
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Old November 15th, 2006, 09:24 PM   #4
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very interesting
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Old November 15th, 2006, 11:09 PM   #5
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wow great project for the holyland
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Old November 16th, 2006, 01:29 AM   #6
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Hi this know. city is only for men ( not women allow?)
What the....why the hell would women not be allowed!? Ofcourse they're allowed!
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Old November 16th, 2006, 10:38 AM   #7
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Hi this know. city is only for men ( not women allow?)
LOL !! you are kidding ?!!

amazing project thanks Riyadhi .
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Old November 16th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #8
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Great Project!!!
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Old November 17th, 2006, 02:22 AM   #9
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Silly name, great vision.
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Old November 17th, 2006, 05:12 AM   #10
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I really like the mixture of old and modern architectural styles.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 06:37 PM   #11
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I dont understand why they put residential areas, i thought at first when i saw the project it would contain universities/museums exclusively. But what the heck :P.

BTW will it really turn out that green, after all its the deserts. Maybe someone from the region can answer on how it usually works with the greenery. When i was in egypt it was quite a lot of sand everywhere on the streets etc.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 08:18 PM   #12
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What the....why the hell would women not be allowed!? Ofcourse they're allowed!
I think this is possible that its just for men, remember this is Saudi-arabia, womens have no right, they are treatet like animals, theyre even not allowed to drive a car.

For example the Kingdom Center in ryadh has a large shopping complex just for women and another one just fr men, they even have different parking spaces.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 09:05 PM   #13
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I like the designs to this but the whole idea is shit.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #14
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All these great projects pop out of everywhere in the middle east. Now if they could just donate ONE to any other country that needs real estate development haha.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 04:00 PM   #15
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Nice project for KSA, but it looks like only male can access it.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #16
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KSA is just randomly proping up projects(cities) like these just to be in the game.i dont see what vision or direction they are headed.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #17
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Old May 16th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #18
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I think this is possible that its just for men, remember this is Saudi-arabia, womens have no right, they are treatet like animals, theyre even not allowed to drive a car.

For example the Kingdom Center in ryadh has a large shopping complex just for women and another one just fr men, they even have different parking spaces.
Very educated response
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Old May 19th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #19
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I agree, nice comment
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Old May 20th, 2007, 07:03 AM   #20
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This is getting ridiculous

Geez. Whats going on with Middle East. You people are getting addicted to complex billion dollar public projects and its getting better and better and better every time. Dubai started this megalonic, sophisticated idea and its their fault for opening this trend. Now everybody else is jumping in. Its a very good thing that Middle East is doing this to show the world the modern, diversed and peaceful side of Middle East. So, whats next? is Egypt planning one? maybe Oman / Yemen? Syria perhaps? However, I am very sure that Iraq will take awhile.
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