RIYADH: An exhibition and forum highlighting major projects being undertaken in Saudi Arabia is set to be staged in Riyadh.
Organized by the Saudi Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs, and Housing, the third “Projects of Distinguished Cities During the Reign of King Salman” event will run from Sept. 24 to 28.
For the first time, the ministry will be holding a forum to accompany the exhibition that will focus on project partnerships between the public and private sectors to develop regions, cities, and governorates throughout the Kingdom.
The five-day event, involving the participation of public- and private-sector institutions, will also celebrate the success of related Vision 2030 initiatives linked to the Quality of Life Program.
The exhibition will showcase the beneficial outcomes of projects on city dwellers, and how the experiences gained could be used toward the planning and implementation of future economic and investment opportunities in the country.
Work sessions will look at finding creative solutions to some of the challenges faced in the development of Saudi cities, ways to achieve sustainable, balanced, and healthy urban environments, how to further improve quality of life for residents, and the implementation of bylaws, policies, and regulations aimed at streamlining public access to municipal and housing services.
Agenda items will also include Vision 2030 impact reviews, city and regional investment opportunities, sustainability in housing and challenges facing city development, the sustainability of infrastructure and municipal services, and the development of smart cities.