‘Saudi National Day marks start of work on NEOM’

Congratulating King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the occasion of country’s National Day, Nadhmi Al-Nasr said implementation of the scheme was all set to begin. (SPA)
Updated 24 September 2019

‘Saudi National Day marks start of work on NEOM’

  • Al-Nasr added: “We are pleased to announce that NEOM has almost finalized the establishment of strategic plans for this project and its various economic sectors

TABUK: Saudi National Day marked the start of work on the $500 billion NEOM megacity in the Kingdom’s northwest, the project’s CEO announced on Monday.
Congratulating King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the occasion of country’s National Day, Nadhmi Al-Nasr said implementation of the scheme was all set to begin.
 “The work on NEOM Bay Airport is complete and the development of labor compounds that will contribute to the growth of the project is now launched, in addition to equipping the residential and administrative area for NEOM employees who will be moving there.”
Al-Nasr added: “We are pleased to announce that NEOM has almost finalized the establishment of strategic plans for this project and its various economic sectors, and we are ready to begin their actual implementation.”  “We are willing to work day and night, so that the coming year, 2020, will be the beginning of the actual momentum of the NEOM projects, embodying the Saudi endeavor to build a promising future for the country.”


Hani Al-Muqbil, Saudi nominee to the ALECSO executive council

Updated 26 min 36 sec ago

Hani Al-Muqbil, Saudi nominee to the ALECSO executive council

Hani Al-Muqbil was recently nominated as Saudi Arabia’s representative in the executive council of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), based in Tunisia. 

King Salman approved the nomination based on the recommendation of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, culture minister and chairman of the Saudi National Commission for Education, Culture and Science.

Al-Muqbil has more than 17 years’ experience in different governmental entities, including in the cultural and charitable sectors. He recently worked on a project to nominate the Kingdom for membership of UNESCO’s executive board, and was secretary of the nomination committee. 

He worked as executive director of the King Salman Youth Center between 2014 and 2017, then as a member of its board of directors.  

He worked as an adviser to the secretary-general of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk), where he is a member of several boards, including the board of directors of the Misk Art Institute, the Misk Initiatives Center, Manga Productions and the Misk Media Forum. 

Prior to that, Al-Muqbil served as general manager of communication for the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), which provides training and internship opportunities to gifted students across the country.

Al-Muqbil is a graduate of Harvard Business School in the field of leadership, where he completed various executive training programs. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from King Saud University in Riyadh.