With a total area of 250 thousand square meters and a capacity of 17 thousand residents, a contract was signed to establish the first integrated city for workers’ housing in Jeddah Governorate, which was witnessed on behalf of the advisor of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Governor of Jeddah Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdulaziz In the presence of the advisor to the Governor of Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Deputy Governor of Jeddah, Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi, and the Mayor of Jeddah, Saleh bin Ali Al-Turki, and officials of the relevant authorities of the Workers Accommodation Committee in Jeddah.Prince Mishaal bin Majid confirmed in a press statement that this city is the first labor complex in Jeddah, a contract for its establishment was signed between the Municipality of Jeddah Governorate and the Namariq Al-Arabia Company for Services Ltd., as the beginning and the nucleus for future projects subject to municipal and health conditions, indicating that the work of the work committees approved in Jeddah During the Corona pandemic, such ideas resulted that would be in the interest of the governorate and the worker.
Prince Mishaal bin Majid explained that Jeddah Governorate, in cooperation with the Municipality and the competent authorities, will study equipping housing for light occupational workers that serve central Jeddah, stressing that the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 has drawn up a roadmap for the Jeddah governorate, under the directives of the wise leadership towards sustainable development.
The Governor of Jeddah pointed out that the project, which sits on an area of 250 thousand square meters, will accommodate 17 thousand workers after its completion, according to the specifications and requirements taken into account to prevent the outbreak of the new Corona virus “Covid-19”, as it is the result of an extensive study and deliberate plans to review the current housing conditions for workers. In Jeddah governorate, the feasibility of offering investment projects of this type of housing, in cooperation with the relevant authorities.
For his part, the Mayor of Jeddah Governorate, Saleh bin Ali Al-Turki, spoke about the implementation of the integrated city project for workers’ housing, explaining that it will be equipped with integrated equipment that meets all needs, which takes into account the specifications and requirements, and that this project will solve the phenomenon of labor gathering, by constructing workers housing projects as investment projects And to ensure the implementation of health requirements inside the housing, with the intention to continue other investment projects that strengthen the partnership with the private sector to serve the investment environment that characterizes the Jeddah governorate.
It is noteworthy that the project came in accordance with the updated health requirements list for this type of housing within the boundaries of urban development, which aims to provide healthy housing suitable for workers and conform to the precautionary measures to confront the Corona pandemic, and will contribute to finding promising investment opportunities that meet the needs of this sector, and provide healthy and safe residential areas. And environmentally friendly for a large segment of workers in private sector establishments.
The project, which falls within the municipality of Abraq Raghama, will include an integrated kitchen to prepare more than 75,000 meals per day to serve the city’s residents, in addition to equipped dining halls, first aid clinics, a mosque, recreational centers, and sports fields, while providing ATMs, a supermarket and other necessary shops and services.
The project will also contain sanitary isolation units to be used in the event of any pandemic, and those residential complexes will be environmentally friendly by using solar energy to generate part of the electricity that will contribute to reducing energy consumption equivalent to 15% of the total use of the project, in addition to using generators with emissions. Low carbon and use of sewage treatment units to protect the environment.