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Technology and Information City (TIC)




This project is being developed at an area of 800,000 sq m on Nakheel district north of Riyadh. The cost of purchasing and developing the lot is around $213 millions.

The master plan is prepared by Zuhair Fayez Office and Arnest Young. The plan includes research centers, technology companies offices, and a 5 stars hotel. Microsoft already signed an agreement with the developer (Public Pension Agency) to set up an office at the city. Intel is on the way.

The first phase of the city will be ready by mid of 2008. The whole project will be complete by 2010.
 

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The memorandum of understanding was signed by H.E. Eng Abdullah Bin Abdul Latif AlSaif, General Manager of SOIETZ, and Dr. Khaled Al-Dhaher, Microsoft Arabia General Manager. The new city will be established in Al-Nakheel district and encompasses top-notch IT infrastructure for setting up technology and scientific compounds and a complete business-driven zone for promoting the ITC industry in Saudi Arabia.

'Technology and Information City (TIC) will play a strong role in the development of our local economy. It will help create high-tech industries, new jobs, attract foreign capital and increase local and national competitiveness. This development role is particularly important in transferring technology into the Kingdom and 'catching-up' with rapid technological developments in the global economy,' Al Khrashi said. He appreciated the initiative taken by Microsoft to be one of the first tenants in the new city, stressing the significance of the contributions made by Microsoft Arabia in supporting the IT industry and knowledge-based economy in Saudi Arabia. 'Many big IT corporations have showed keen interest in having physical presence in TIC', Al Khrashi added.

In this regard, Al Khirashi indicated that PPA is currently coordinating with other global players in ITC to participate in this national project. 'Signing the memorandum of understanding with Microsoft Arabia comes as a starting point for this gigantic project. Moreover, we are going to sign similar agreements with other ITC corporations to have presence in the new city, whether by setting up branch offices or providing the logistical support to build the infrastructure', he explained.

Eng. Abdullah Bin Abdul Latif Al-Saif, General Manager of SOIETZ, said that TIC will be constructed on 500.000 sqm with the possibility to expand by another 300.000 sqm. The city will be totally financed by PPA. 'This is the first Saudi technology park licensed by SOIETZ. It will include research and development centers, small and medium-sized local and global enterprise buildings and production labs for the big ITC businesses. Naturally, TIC will open the door for the international and regional investment communities to invest in the Saudi IT industry and make the utmost usage of the facilities and services offered by the city to the local, regional and international investors', Al-Saif pointed out. The headquarters, Al-Saif added, of Saudi Organization of IT and Communications will be transferred to TIC on a 50.000 sqm area. This move is a vital indicator of the efforts taken by the Saudi government to attract more investments in ITC sector, taking into consideration that the big ITC corporations demonstrate their keen interest in having physical presence inside TIC.

Dr. Al Dhaher, Microsoft Arabia General Manager, expressed his enthusiasm while signing this agreement with SOIETZ as it vividly reflects Microsoft's interest to be one of the tenants in TIC and its desire to help make this new city one of the top-notch technology cities worldwide.

'This memorandum of understanding illustrates our role as a strategic partner with SOIETZ in helping accomplish this project and arming it with the high-tech facilities in ITC', Al-Dhaher added.

'We have agreed upon exchanging the consultancies and knowledge that will help in creating a vibrant and state-of-the-art infrastructure in TIC. We will also organize IT workshops, seminars and symposiums and will submit our suggestions to help transfer the technology into Saudi Arabia and provide the necessary industry training in collaboration with other constituencies in the city', Al-Dhaher replied on being asked about the role of Microsoft Arabia as stated in the signed memorandum of understanding.

Al-Dhaher warmly thanked the executors of TIC which goes in harmony with the remarkable progress in Saudi ITC sector, thanks to the policies and regulations set recently by the Saudi government to promote the growth and capitals of this sector to be the biggest in the region.

It is noteworthy that SOIETZ has, in collaboration with the High Commission for the Development of Al Riyadh, issued the initial licenses for setting up TIC. The construction will kick off after finalizing the feasibility studies and designs by next June. SOIETZ is the governmental body responsible for issuing the licenses for this project that will be developed according to time-line phases. The central zone of TIC will be accomplished by mid of 2008 followed by the other facilities and plants.
 

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huit said:
more good news for KSA!

What does 'TIC' actually do???????? i mean what is the purpose of 'TIC'?
can u explain,plzzzzzzz?????????
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
 

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i remeber these not only TIC there will be also in dammam & Dhran and it use for research.
 

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Bid deadline set for Riyadh technology park

Local contractors are to submit bids for packages valued at over SR5bn ($1.3bn) by 22 February for a technology business park in Riyadh.
Three packages are being issued for tender by the client, the Public Pensions Agency (PPA). They cover four high-rise towers and a number of ancillary buildings; housing; and a convention centre and hotel. In total the packages will involve the construction of 21 buildings.

The local contractors who have been invited to bid include Saudi Binladin Group, Saudi Oger, El-Seif Engineering & Contracting Company and Al-Redwan Trading & Contracting.

The Information Technology & Community Complex (ITCC) will be located in the Nakheel district of Riyadh. It is the kingdom's first dedicated IT park and is part of the country's effort to diversify its economy.

The ITCC is being developed in two phases. The first phase covers 500,000 square metres and will be developed over five years. It will be a gated community featuring offices, a library, a research and development complex, a sports club, and housing for staff working at companies based in the park. Phase two will cover a further 300,000 sq m

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توقيع عقد إنشاء المقر الجديد لهيئة الاتصالات وتقنية المعلومات

وقع معالي محافظ هيئة الاتصالات وتقنية المعلومات الدكتور عبدالرحمن بن أحمد الجعفري الأربعاء الماضي عقد إنشاء مبنى الهيئة بمدينة الرياض مع شركة التعهدات والمشاريع الإنشائية المحدودة بمبلغ / 368 / مليون ريال .
ويتكون مبنى الهيئة الجديد الذي سينفذ خلال / 30 / شهرا ويقع بحي النخيل الغربي بالرياض من / 14 / طابقاً ودور أرضي ودورين تحت الأرض منها مواقف للسيارات تتسع لأكثر من / 500 / سيارة كما يتضمن مركزاً لخدمة المراجعين وقاعة مؤتمرات تتسع لحوالي / 400 / شخص مزودة بأحدث التقنيات الصوتية والمرئية ونظام الترجمة المباشرة كما يوجد مبنى تقني يضم معامل ومختبرات مختصة لمعايرة الأجهزة إضافة إلى مركز معلومات متكامل ومرافق خاصة بالطيف الترددي والمركز الإرشادي الوطني لأمن المعلومات ومركز التصديق الرقمي ومباني المرافق والخدمات المساندة و أنظمة تشغيلية عالية التقنية .
وأوضح معالي محافظ هيئة الاتصالات وتقنية المعلومات أن الهدف من إقامة المقر الجديد هو استيعاب الإدارات والعمليات المختلفة والتي تدار حاليا من خلال ثلاثة مباني متفرقة في مدينة الرياض إضافة إلى إقامة الأنشطة والمؤتمرات التي تتبناها او تشرف عليها الهيئة.

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Signed a contract for establishment of the new headquarters of the Communications and Information Technology Commission
His Excellency the Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Dr. Ahmed Abdulrahman bin Jaafari on Wednesday held a building the city of Riyadh with the commitments and the limited amount of construction projects / 368 / million riyals.
And building up the new body which will be implemented during / 30 / months and is the western district of palm Riyadh / 14 / story and the role of ground roles, including underground parking areas for more than / 500 / car also includes a center for auditors and a conference room accommodates about / 400 / person with The latest technologies and audio-visual system and a direct translation building a technical factor for the calibration laboratories competent organs as well as the status of an integrated information and special facilities Spectrum band and the Center for National Indicative of information security and the status of ratification of digital buildings and facilities and support services and operational systems of high-tech.
He explained His Excellency the Governor Communications and Information Technology Commission that the goal of establishing the new headquarters is to accommodate the various departments and operations, which currently run in three separate buildings in the city of Riyadh as well as the establishment of activities and conferences sponsored or supervised by the body.
 

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WOW .. thank you Riyadh sun , you're the best .
 

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Super RS is our hero :D
there a board right side of the photo above if you don't mind try next time to take a shot for it!
 

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These tow Bedposts . were without a banners ,

later i will take more clear pics for the projects , Riyadh nowdays are dusty.
 
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