The Red Sea Development Company awards contract for destination transport links

The Red Sea Development Company awards contract for destination transport links

- Binyah will design and build roads, highways and connecting junctions throughout the destination

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind one of the world’s most ambitious tourism projects, has awarded a contract to Binyah, a leading Saudi Arabian contractor, to begin the construction of the coastal and inland connecting road links at the destination.

After a competitive tender, the contract was awarded to design and build 77km of roads, including a 10km highway, a 13km airport access road, interconnecting roads within the destination and an access road to the bridge connecting the main hub island.

“We’re very pleased to be able to award a contract to Binyah to begin the construction of the road network at the destination,” said John Pagano, CEO at The Red Sea Development Company. “The partnership furthers TRSDC’s commitment to supporting local companies, as well as our ongoing contribution to creating growth and employment opportunities within the Saudi Arabian construction sector.”

“We value this partnership with the prestigious Red Sea Project and look forward to contributing to the realization of Vision 2030,” said Fahad Al Mesfer CEO of Binyah. “We are committed to providing the infrastructure that meets the highest international standards.”

The construction, which is due for completion by the end of Q3 2020, will be closely monitored by TRSDC’s environmental team at all stages of the development, ensuring compliance with the destination’s strict sustainability and environmental guidelines. All building work will ensure that the area’s sensitive wadi ecosystems are protected and will take place in areas designated as Development Zones in the marine spatial planning simulation, conducted during the first phase of development.

The Red Sea Project will welcome its first guests by the end of 2022. The first phase of the development will include 14 luxury hotels offering 3,000 rooms across five islands and two inland locations. It will also include entertainment facilities, an airport, and the necessary supporting logistics and utilities infrastructure. Work is already underway at the destination with the development of key supporting infrastructure and accommodation for the workforce and company employees deployed to manage construction.

About The Red Sea Development Company

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC - is a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia. TRSDC was established to drive the development of The Red Sea Project, a luxury tourism destination that will set new standards in sustainable development and position Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map.

The project will be developed over 28,000 km2 of pristine land on Saudi Arabia’s west coast and includes a vast archipelago of more than 90 islands. The destination also features mountain canyons, dormant volcanoes and ancient cultural and heritage sites. The destination will include hotels, residential properties, leisure, commercial and entertainment amenities, as well as supporting infrastructure that emphasizes renewable energy and water conservation and re-use.

Activity for the first phase of development, which focuses on enabling the infrastructure to support future work, is well underway. A marine infrastructure contract awarded in July 2019 includes the construction of a 3.3 km crossing to Shurayrah (the main hub) and development has begun at the Coastal Village, which will be home to around 14,000 people who will work at the destination.

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