Saudi Arabia seeks US$ 425 bn in investment by 2030 for infrastructure

Posted on 28th January 2019

Saudi Arabia seeks US$ 425 bn in investment by 2030 for infrastructure
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According to *Tradearabia news report, Saudi Arabia is seeking SR1.6 trillion ($425 billion) in investment by 2030 for infrastructure as well as energy, mining and other industrial projects, as part of an effort to cut its reliance on oil, reported Bloomberg citing Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is behind reforms known as Vision 2030, will present details of the infrastructure plan on Monday, he stated.

The kingdom could sign about 70 deals worth more than SR200 billion ($53.2 billion) at the same time, said the minister, while addressing a gathering yesterday (January 26) in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia is among nations in the Middle East working to diversify government income away from oil sales and build new industries. The kingdom will focus on chemicals, power and natural gas businesses in its industry plan, stated Al Falih.

According to him, the kingdom plans to restructure its power industry by separating its generation business from transmission and distribution. As part of the plan, the country will create a separate power purchasing agency, he noted.

Nabil Al Amoudi, the Saudi minister of transportation, said a new airport for Riyadh, the capital, also is under consideration. The kingdom also plans to refurbish and expand five airports, and build 2,000 km of railways, he added.

*News source: http://tradearabia.com/news/CO...

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