Al-Hogail: Saudi Arabia aims to make 10 of its cities among top 50 global cities

Al-Hogail: Saudi Arabia aims to make 10 of its cities among top 50 global cities





Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing Majed Al-Hogail said that Saudi Arabia’s goal is to make at least 10 of its cities among the top 50 global cities. “This is through achieving the factors of governance, sustainability, and interaction with the population to meet their aspirations and desires and realize a high rate of well-being for the citizens,” he said.The minister made the remarks while inaugurating the first edition of the Global Smart City Forum 2024 in Riyadh on Monday. The two-day event is organized by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing. Around 80 speakers, including global city experts, specialists in data, artificial intelligence and digital solutions, smart city engineers, investors and economic policy makers from 40 countries are taking part in the conference under the theme “A Better Life,” being held at Riyadh Arena.Al-Hogail said that Saudi Arabia is working to find solutions to many challenges facing the growth and prosperity of cities and in all directions of the nation. “A waste management solution was presented in the city of Jeddah on the