Kuwaiti company to develop Hail economic city

16 September 2008
Kuwait-based developer Al-Mal Investment Company has signed an agreement with the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (Sagia) to become the sole developer of Prince Abdulaziz bin Mosaed Economic City at Hail.

According to the agreement, Al-Mal will set up a firm with SR5bn ($1.33bn) in capital to develop the city. The development is expected to be completed in 2025.

In August, Sagia said it was planning to bring in a second developer for the city, following concerns that the project was not progressing as hoped under the initial developer, the local Rakisa Holdings (MEED 8:8:08).

However, at the time, Abdullah Hameedadin, deputy general governor and head of economic cities at Sagia, said it did not intend to end its relationship with Rakisa.

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