Saudi Arabia: $218m Jeddah waterfront project opens

Project was inaugurated by Prince Khaled Al Faisal, Emir of Makkah region

A 4.2km-long waterfront project in Jeddah city has just been opened in Saudi Arabia, as per a report by the Saudi Gazette. The project was built at a cost of $218m.

The project covers an area of 700,000sqm and is said to feature advanced infrastructure, green areas and a 650m-long walkway. Three new beaches are also part of the project, spread across an area of 50,000sqm.

The development of the waterfront project was split into six phases, with the first three extending from the border guard in the south, up to Al Nawras Square in the north. These phases were completed earlier in the year and opened to the public, while the fourth and fifth phases have just been completed. The last phase will extend from Jubair Bin Al Harith Street to Al Rahma Mosque in the North, and work is expected to begin in the near future.

The project boasts a 4,634m-long sea walkway, as well as a 650m long hanging pedestrian bridge, which connects the Corniche with Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Street. A 125m-long fishing pier with 15 canopies, which can accommodate 814 people is also part of the amenities.

In terms of infrastructure, the project includes a six-km long sewage network, a 14km drainage network for rainwater and flooding, and irrigation and drinking water tanks. 35km of low voltage cables and a communication network have also been built into the project.

Visitors will have access to internet services and the entire site is covered by a network of 96 surveillance cameras.


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