Jeddah Municipality has announced that three new cities will be built on the outskirts of the province, a spokesperson said.
According to the Saudi Gazette, one city will be residential, one industrial and another will be of ‘recreational’ use.
“The infrastructure of the entire project is complete and the first stage of the project’s plan, to construct 46 residential buildings, has been implemented,” Mohammed Al Bugamy, a spokesman for the Jeddah Municipality, told the Saudi Gazette.
The first will be based in the Gulf of Salman, to the north of Jeddah. It will include 1,250 residential buildings, offering 25,000 housing units, over a three million square metre plot.
The Al Aslaa Valley Project will be the second development and will be based on a 130mn m2 plot to the east of the city. It will include parks, recreation and sports facilities.
The last of the three, an industrial city in Asfan to the east of Jeddah will cover five million square metres, and include 2,095 industrial facilities, 183 warehouses and 22 factories, the report stated.
No timeline was given for the projects. Jeddah is currently building up its infrastructure to counter a growing population and high demand for housing.