Saudi Arabia announces plans to build an eight-sided city that will float on the Red Sea

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Saudi Arabia has introduced plans to build an eight-sided port city that will float on the Red Sea. 

The proposed industrial district, known as Oxagon, is billed as being ‘a complete cognitive city’ that will make use of robots and AI and act as an industrial port hub for the nation’s latest area in the northwest – Neom. 

Officials declare it will be a net-zero city will powered fully by clear power – however have but to reveal how a lot it will price or how they might build the world’s largest floating structure.

The futuristic plans are the newest a part of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s imaginative and prescient to remodel the space shut to the Suez Canal. The city can be designed to harness superior applied sciences together with ‘human-machine fusion, synthetic and predictive intelligence, and robotics’. 

Neom, the flagship project of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is a deliberate $500 billion city-state that would cover 10,000 sq. miles of Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk province, close to its borders with Jordan and Egypt.

Neom is a mixture of the Greek phrase neos, or ‘new,’ and mustaqbal, Arabic for ‘future.’

The proposed development (pictured), known as Oxagon, is about to be positioned on the fringe of the nation’s latest area in the northwest – Neom

Neom, the flagship project of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is a deliberate $500 billion city-state that would cover 10,000 sq. miles of Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk province, close to its borders with Jordan and Egypt

The proposed development, known as Oxagon, is billed as being ‘a complete cognitive city’ that will make use of robots and AI and act as an industrial port hub for the nation’s latest area in the northwest – Neom.

Officials declare it will be a net-zero city will powered fully by clear power – however have but to reveal how a lot it will price or how they might build the world’s largest floating structure

The city can be designed to harness superior applied sciences together with ‘human-machine fusion, synthetic and predictive intelligence, and robotics’

It’s a part of an formidable plan to wean Saudi Arabia off oil dependency and remodel the nation right into a tech hub like Silicon Valley, whereas additionally incorporating cities, analysis facilities, training zones, and vacationer sights. 

But constructors are but to reveal how a lot the project will price or how Oxagon will float. 

Plans for Neom present it will be 33 occasions the dimension of New York City and will have a ‘good’ city at its centre, additionally known as Neom.  

Neom posted a video to Twitter final Tuesday claiming Oxagon will be ‘dwelling to the world’s first totally automated port and built-in logistics hub.’ 

Neom posted a video to Twitter final Tuesday claiming Oxagon will be ‘dwelling to the world’s first totally automated port and built-in logistics hub’

The project is being funded by the nation’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, which the Crown Prince is the chairman for.   

‘Neom is an accelerator of human progress and a imaginative and prescient of what a brand new future may appear to be,’ in accordance to a release from January. 

‘It will be a vacation spot and a house for individuals who dream large and need to be a part of constructing a brand new mannequin for distinctive livability, creating thriving companies, and reinventing environmental conservation.’

Plans embrace flying drone taxis, a Jurassic Park–model amusement park with robotic dinosaurs, and the highest density of Michelin-starred eating places in the world, in accordance to The Wall Street Journal.   

The area’s stark panorama can be remodeled by cloud-seeding machines, the world’s largest coral backyard, glow-in-the-dark sand, and a large synthetic moon that lights up nightly.

‘Today if you happen to go to Neom you will see development throughout, you will see earthworks going on throughout, you will see areas that are being developed,’ Al-Nasr instructed Bloomberg.

He added that 1,500 Neom staff are already working and dwelling on web site. 

Plans for Neom, a $500 billion, 10,000 sq. mile high-tech improvement, reportedly embrace flying drone taxis, a Jurassic Park–model amusement park, and a large synthetic moon that lights up nightly.

Neom will rely on wind farms, solar energy, and cutting-edge know-how that transforms water into oxygen and hydrogen for gasoline

Touted as the planet’s largest carbon-free system, the 16-borough metropolis would rely on wind farms, solar energy, and cutting-edge know-how that transforms water into oxygen and hydrogen for gasoline.

But Neom’s builders confronted some obstacles in the starting, Al-Nasr instructed Bloomberg, as engineers tried to design a city round tech that do not exist but.

Construction was initially reported to begin in the first quarter of 2021. 

Now that it is lastly underway, the subsequent step for Neom is to get the city-state declared a ‘free zone’ with completely different legal guidelines than the remainder of Saudi Arabia.

According to Al-Nasr, that could also be completed as early as the first few months of 2022.