Saudi Arabia to establish first non-profit city in the world


Saudi Arabia
The crown prince of Dubai Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud. (Photo: Gulf Business)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, founder and chairman of the board of directors of the Mohammed bin Salman Misk Foundation, announced the establishment of the "Prince Mohammed bin Salman Non-Profit City," the world's first non-profit city, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The city will serve as a global model for non-profit development and an incubator for youth and volunteer organizations and local and international non-profit institutions.

The Crown Prince stated that this would be the first non-profit city of its sort, advancing the goals of the Mohammed bin Salman Misk Foundation by defining non-profit activity in terms of the possibilities and youth training programs it will provide.

Additionally, the project will provide services that help create an attractive environment for all city residents, he noted.

"Prince Mohammed bin Salman Non-Profit City, which implements the Digital Twin model, will host academies, colleges, 'Misk Schools', a conference centre, a science museum, a creative centre offering a space to support the ambitions of innovators in sciences and new generation technology such as AI, IoT and Robotics," Prince Mohammed stated.

Additionally, he noted, it will include an arts academy and gallery, a performing arts theatre, a children's play area, a cooking academy, and an integrated residential complex. Additionally, the city will host venture capital firms and investors to assist and nurture creative businesses that will generate global benefits to the community.

The 3.4-square-meter Non-Profit City is located in the Irqah area, near Wadi Hanifa, on land dedicated by the Crown Prince. The city's master plan envisions a human-centered, sophisticated digital metropolis that is sustainable and pedestrian-friendly, with more than 44% of the total area dedicated to green open spaces.

Publish : 2021-11-15 13:12:00

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