Prince Abdul-Aziz Bin Moussaed Economic City / Hail Economic City, Saudi Arabia, Asia
Year2009latitude: 27° 40'
longitude: 41° 47'
Initiator(s)Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)
Planning organizationAl Mal Economic City Holding Company, Kuwait
Nationality initiator(s)KSA, Kuwait
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
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Target population300,000
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Investors examine a model of PABMEC
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Overview of business disctrict
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Industrial area
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Design by Solon Cordwell Buenz, 2012
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Located in the northern-central region of Hail, the Prince AbdulAziz bin Mousaed Economic City (PABMEC) will occupy 156 million square meters of land at the crossroads of key Middle Eastern trade and transportation routes and will make full use of the region’s agriculture, minerals and climate. Representing an investment of US$8 billion, the city is expected to create 55,000 new jobs.

A transport hub for millions
PABMEC will be designed on cluster-based principles with an emphasis on transportation, logistics and supply chain centers. As one of the Middle East’s most advanced transport hubs, PABMEC will include a state of the art dry port, international airport and land freight sector. A new international airport is expected to serve three million passengers per year while the city’s railway station will serve two million passengers annually. The city’s dry port and operation centers will be capable of handling over 1.5 million tons of cargo annually. Meanwhile, expanded railway systems road connections with Jordan, Iraq and Madinah will strengthen flow through the city’s core infrastructural assets.

Key business sectors
As well as being a crucial transport hub for the region, PABMEC will play host to an agro-industrial zone, petrochemical and mining centers and processing and construction materials zones. In addition to its industrial zones, the city will also offer business, residential and recreational sectors and a knowledge center.

source: SAGIA

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