Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince reveals venture ‘The Line’ in futuristic metropolis of…

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NEOM, introduced the launch of “THE LINE” within the metropolis of NEOM, a brand new mannequin for the way forward for city societies geared toward guaranteeing stability with nature.

THE LINE is a brand new 170-kilometer (km) belt of hyper-connected communities, designed with out vehicles or roads and in live performance with nature. The communities will likely be powered by synthetic intelligence know-how designed to be taught and enhance the lives of residents and companies.

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The venture is a part of NEOM and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan, an formidable program designed to diversify Saudi Arabia’s economic system. THE LINE will generate round 380,000 job alternatives and contribute 180 billion riyals ($48 billion) to the nation’s gross home product (GDP) by 2030, in response to an announcement.

Watch: #SaudiArabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman publicizes ‘The Line’ venture, a futuristic metropolis inside @NEOM and a 170km belt of hyper-connected future communities, with out vehicles and roads and constructed round nature.#whatisTHELINEhttps://t.co/WUhVfNyKW4 pic.twitter.com/xCHGfVNuRe

— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 10, 2021

“Throughout history, cities were built to protect their citizens. After the Industrial Revolution, cities prioritized machines, cars and factories over people. In cities that are viewed as the world’s most advanced, people spend years of their lives commuting. By 2050, commute durations will double. By 2050, one billion people will have to relocate due to rising CO2 emissions and sea levels. 90 percent of people breathe polluted air,” the Crown Prince said in the statement.

“Why should we sacrifice nature for the sake of development? Why should seven million people die every year because of pollution? Why should we lose one million people every year due to traffic accidents? And why should we accept wasting years of our lives commuting?” the Crown Prince added.

#SaudiArabia‘s Crown Prince says THE LINE’s communities will likely be cognitive, powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), constantly studying predictive methods to make life simpler, creating time for each residents and companies.#whatisTHELINEhttps://t.co/WUhVfNyKW4 pic.twitter.com/TsGBDumzS8

— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 10, 2021

“Therefore, we need to transform the concept of a conventional city into that of a futuristic one … Today, as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of NEOM, I present to you THE LINE. A city of a million residents with a length of 170 km that preserves 95 percent of nature within NEOM, with zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions.”

One of the biggest airports on this planet

Nadhmi al-Nasr, CEO of NEOM, later advised Al Arabiya that THE LINE would additionally contain development of a brand new airport, and that it might be one of many largest on this planet.

“Three years ago, the Saudi Crown Prince launched the initial vision of NEOM, a dream back in 2017. The world has been asking what we have been doing over the course of the last three years. We worked for more than two years to change this dream and vision into a set of strategical plans. The team worked with experts from all around in the world to ensure that this vision is turned into strategies,” al-Nasr added.

THE LINE has additionally been designed to redefine the idea of city growth,

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