Riyadh, (01 February 2021):The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind one of the worldâ€™s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, recently hosted its first on-site seminar to explore employment and training opportunities for the communities living in close proximity to the development.
The session also identified potential cooperations between TRSDCâ€™s partners, non-profit organisations and government agencies with a successful history in training and employment within the area. â€œWe are only at the beginning of Saudi Arabiaâ€™s exciting transition to a new and diversified economy, a change that brings with it a wealth of opportunities for Saudis.
At TRSDC, we are committed to empowering the communities surrounding our project to ensure that they are among the first to benefit from the development, through job creation and training,â€ said John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC. In addition to delivering various training programmes, the project itself is expected to create about 70,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs by 2030.
â€œWe are extremely proud to host our first gathering with government agencies, non-profit organisations and TRSDCâ€™s partners to create a long-lasting positive impact on our local communities. We have worked tirelesslyÂ to provide high-quality community development and social responsibility programmes â€” including providing employment, training, education and volunteering opportunities for the citizens of Umluj and AlWajh,â€ said Eng. Ahmed Darwish, chief administrative officer at TRSDC.
The Red Sea Project has already passed significant milestones and work is on track to welcome its first guests by the end of 2022, when the international airport and the first four hotels will open. The remaining 12 hotels planned in phase one will open in 2023. Upon completion in 2030, The Red Sea Project will comprise 50 hotels, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and around 1,300 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites.
The destination will also include a luxury marina, entertainment, and leisure facilities.