Saudi Arabia’s HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud-led Public Investment Fund’s (PIF) The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), which is developing the 28,000km2 The Red Sea Project has completed construction work on its 100ha landscape nursery.
TRSDC said that the nursery is expected to commence operations in Q1 2020.
In April 2019, Saudi Arabia’s Nesma Trading Co and the UAE’s Professional Landscape Co. were awarded a contract to design and build the nursery.
The nursery will provide 15,000 plants, which includes groundcovers, plants, shrubs, trees, and plams, required to landscape The Red Sea Project.
In order to reduce the nursery’s dependence on water from reverse osmosis, precise irrigation control techniques will be used for the facility, and water application will be targeted as needed.
Earlier this week, TRSDC employed 45 Saudi nationals from Umluj and Al Wajh at the 100ha nursery, who completed an intensive training programme in landscaping that was organised in collaboration with Sakan, an NGO, the Umluj Municipality, and the University of Tabuk.
The Saudi nationals were appointed in line with the agreements signed by TRSDC in November 2019, including for the Sakan Programme, to increase employment opportunities for people living around the destination of The Red Sea Project.