Jizan Economic City aims to become commercial and industrial hub
The contract entails the construction of a breakwater structure and three wharfs, according to a source familiar with the project.
The project is to be executed within two years.
Saudi Aramcos Jizan Refinery and Terminal lies at the core of the Jizan Economic City, which aims to transform the kingdoms southwest region into a commercial and industrial hub along the Red Sea and Horn of Africa.
Jizan is also home to a regional airport. Construction work on a new airport was discontinued in early 2016 after the aviation regulator, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, was notified by Saudi Aramco that the location may present an opportunity for oil and gas exploration activity.
Saudi Aramco took over the development of the 102 square kilometre Jizan Economic City in 2010.
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