RIYADH — “THE LINE” project is a world-class model of future cities and a hub for world dreamers who would like to see and enjoy a new ideal pattern of life, said Dr. Majed Al-Qasabi, acting minister of media.

The landmark project was launched on Sunday by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, who is the president of the NEOM board of directors.

Al-Qasabi, who is a member of the board of directors of NEOM company, shed light on the strategic location of NEOM overlooking the Red Sea coast, which is considered as the world’s economic artery linking the three continents of Africa, Asia and Europe.

In a telephone interview with Al-Akhbariya TV on Tuesday, the Saudi acting media minister said that at least 70 percent of the world population could reach or have direct access to NEOM in less than eight hours, poising the Saudi Red Sea site to serve as an international platform for innovation, creativity, knowledge, technology research and civilizations.

He described THE LINE as an unprecedented international project, citing that it offers as many as 380,000 job opportunities for youths in more than 16 domains.

Al-Qasabi said the launch of the project by the Crown Prince confirms the determination of the Kingdom to implement the project that contributes to offering promising opportunities, enhances hope and optimism in the investment sector and puts the country at the world’s advanced countries level.

Al-Qasabi also that Saudi Arabia is currently witnessing unprecedented transformation at all levels, citing the comparative advantages characterizing its tourism, cultural, sports, commercial, investment and energy future projects.

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