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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Briefed on the Master Plan and Progress of The Red Sea Project


12 Dec 2018


Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Briefed on the Master Plan and Progress of The Red Sea project


12 Dec 2018



"The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, with the attendance of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Defense and the Chairman of Red Sea Global RSG (formerly known as TRSDC), received a team from Red SeaGlobal led by Mr. John Pagano, the CEO of the company on Tuesday, (12 December 2018), at ARQA palace in Riyadh. "


"Mr. Pagano delivered to His Majesty a visual presentation on the master plan of the Red Sea Project and its economic and developmental objectives to become a global destination in the luxury tourism sector. Under the developed master plan, the first phase of the project, scheduled for completion in 2022, will include up to 3,000 hotel rooms, an airport to serve the destination, and yacht marinas, as well as residential properties and recreational facilities. By completion of all stages of the project, there will be 22 developed islands of more than 90 islands, and 70,000 jobs created. The project will play a significant role in driving economic diversification in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by attracting nearly one million visitors every year, and achieving a contribution of SAR 22 billion to the Kingdom’s GDP. "


"Following the reception, the Red Sea Project team was honored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, who praised the project's plan to position the Kingdom on the global tourism map, create investment opportunities for the local private sector, and develop the Kingdom’s tourism industry while preserving the nation’s cultural and environmental heritage. "



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Red Sea Global (RSG - is a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia. It is a vertically integrated real estate developer with a diverse portfolio across tourism, residential, experiences, infrastructure, transport, healthcare, and services. This includes the luxury regenerative tourism destinations The Red Sea, which began welcoming guests in 2023, and AMAALA, which remains on track to welcome first guests in 2025. A third destination, Thuwal Private Retreat, will open this year, and RSG has also been entrusted with refurbishment works at Al Wajh Airport, focused on upgrading the existing terminal and infrastructure, and building a new international terminal. RSG is a cornerstone of Saudi Arabia’s ambition to diversify its economy. Across its growing portfolio of destinations, subsidiaries, and businesses, RSG seeks to lead the world towards a more sustainable future, showing how responsible development can uplift communities, drive economies, and enhance the environment.

RSG is the visionary company behind some of the world’s most ambitious development ventures, including luxury regenerative tourism destinations such as The Red Sea and AMAALA.

Across its portfolio, RSG leverages the most innovative concepts, strategies, and technologies to deliver projects that actively enhance the wellbeing of customers, communities, and environments.

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