Red Sea Project creates landscaping jobs for local Saudis

Published: 19 November 2019 - 8:06 a.m.
By: Staff writer

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) is creating jobs for Saudis at one of the region’s largest nurseries that will provide 15 million plants to the tourism gigaproject.

The developer of the ambitious Red Sea Project will train and employ Saudi nationals for roles including groundsmen and nursery supervisors, teaching them about agriculture, plant nursing and irrigation.

Closed joint-stock company TRSDC signed a series of collaboration agreements with Umluj Municipality, the University of Tabuk, and local non-governmental organisation Sakan.

“This initiative is part of TRSDC’s commitment to align the Red Sea Project with all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” said John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC.

“We feel passionately about our responsibility to create employment opportunities for Saudi citizens and to ensure that the communities surrounding the destination are among the first to benefit from the development.”

Jobs will be provided at the 100ha landscaping nursery, although it is unclear how many will be created.

But the programme was opened to local jobseekers who have not completed their education.

“Our collaboration with Sakan and the Umluj Municipality will provide opportunities for Saudis from under-privileged families to develop new skills, increase their income and build career paths within The Red Sea Project,” said Pagano.

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