Modon plans industrial city for women in Jeddah

Modon plans industrial city for women in Jeddah
Updated 24 March 2015

Modon plans industrial city for women in Jeddah

Modon plans industrial city for women in Jeddah

The Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) announced plans to establish an all-women industrial city in Usfan near Jeddah.
The city will be operated and managed by trained female cadre.
Local media reported that the first phase, which involved building of roads, sewage, rainwater disposal and power networks, is already complete. The project is located only 25 km from King Abdul Aziz International Airport.
Modon announced earlier that the project aims to create job opportunities for women in all economic fields.
A source said the city will be designed to facilitate the employment of women. It will have all supporting services and facilities creating a suitable environment for the women work force.
The project provides sizable incentives to investors, such as long-term leasing rates for industrial land. The authority’s website facilitates applications, and expedites the procedure of acquiring space. Investors can also get customs exemptions for tools, machinery and raw materials used by the industry.