“A city that starts from the Red Sea and extends in a straight line to the east for 170km . A city with 500m-high building exterior walls made of glass. A city that uses 100% renewable energy and dreams of zero carbon. A city where restaurants, convenience stores, supermarkets, gyms, and school workplaces can be reached in 5 minutes.” ‘The Line’ was expressed as follows . The Line refers to an eco-friendly residential and commercial city within Neom City. In addition, Neom City, an eco-friendly future city project for Saudi Arabia by 2030, is planning to create an octagonal structured high-tech industrial city ‘Oxagon’ and an eco-friendly mountain tourism complex ‘Trogena’.
The Neom exhibition is the first event in Asia to be held for two days on the 24th and 25th by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Neom. On this day, a total of 200 people from 100 companies and organizations attended the ‘Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport키톤벳 × Neom Road Show’, and one team Korea company’s theme presentations and mock-up exhibitions were held covering various fields such as smart city and mobility. On this day, CEO
Nasr Neom participated in corporate presentations in various fields in Korea. It is explained that it can be applied to building and operating Neom City in the future. Neom CEO Nasr said, “I was impressed with the technology of Korean companies.” CEO Nasr Neom showed a positive reaction to the possibility of leading to actual contracts with Korean companies. “It’s only been about a year and a half since the implementation of the NEOM plan, but construction has already started in all areas of NEOM,” he said. In particular, a Korean company is in charge of the tunnel construction, the first construction of Neom City. Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Won Hee-ryong said, “Samsung C&T and Hyundai E&C have entered the construction of The Line Tunnel section, and Hanmi Global is participating as an overall planning and engineering partner. News of additional contracts will be heard one after another in the second half of the year.”
Regarding the use of 100% renewable energy, which many people are curious about, an official from NEOM said, “The area where Neom City will be built is advantageous for solar power, wind power, geothermal heat, and tidal power generation compared to other areas. Small nuclear power plants are not used because of nuclear waste issues.”
Nadmi Al-Nasr, CEO of NEOM, said, “Saudi Arabia and Korea, which have a long history and shared vision for a better future, will play a key role in Saudi Arabia and Korea, serving as a platform for joint ventures and knowledge exchange.”
Minister Won Hee-ryong emphasized, “This exhibition is a good opportunity to publicize the innovative NEOM project in Korea and build a win-win network between NEOM and Korean companies and the government.”
“To fulfill its role as a strategic partner for Saudi Vision 2030, the governments of the two countries formed the Korea-Saudi Vision 2030 Committee,” he said.