the Price is in the region of 3.532 billion dollars - yes, completely written out is the 3.532.200.000.000 crowns.
For a new city-state. The name is Neom.
In Saudi Arabia is more than ready to spend the astronomical amount of money to be a part of the good company, the great western company.
Therefore, a plan so to build a new state in the state. The Daily Mail learns now that Neom-the city must be made more appealing by the laws and rules here need to be more western instead of the strict islamic laws and rules that apply in Saudi Arabia.
The geographical charm offensive must, among other things created for easier to be able to attract tourists - but also to be able to attract major sporting event that shall provide positive publicity and rebrand oliestaten. As in recent years has been made in the neighbouring countries, Qatar and The united arab emirates (in Dubai and Abu Dhabi).
And then there are the general problems of human rights, such as Amnesty International, have continued to made aware of. For example, up to 150 people have been executed in the country just this year. Nor does the brutal murder of the dissident saudi arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was committed on the saudi consulate in Turkey has helped on the kingdom and the family's reputation.
All the prejudice from the western world must Neom, which means 'new future', to break down.
For in the new city-state will, for example, gæstearbejderes and women's rights be more western than in the rest of Saudi Arabia. It will, for example, also be allowed to buy and drink alcohol.
Neom with all its futuristic and paradisiacal actions are planned to be located in the northwest corner of Saudi Arabia to The red sea and on the border to Jordan. Not far from the egyptian holiday destination of Sharm El-Sheik, actually. It should be an 'economic, scientific and technological' hub.
The newly-created city-state must include 26.500 square kilometers and have a coastline of 450 kilometers. For comparison, the spreads of Denmark over the right button of 43,000 square kilometres. See more on the planned bystats website here.
the First stage of Neom is scheduled to be finished in 2025, but so far there is no news about whether the deadline can be met.Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 13:00