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SAUDI CROWN PRINCE LAUNCHES ‘THE LINE’ WITHIN NEOM PROJECT

13 Jan. 2021

170km belt of hyper-connected future communities, without cars and roads

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince unveiled plans on Sunday to build a zero-carbon city at NEOM, the first major construction project for the $500 billion flagship business zone aimed at diversifying the economy of the world’s largest oil exporter.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a rare televised appearance, said the city, known as “The Line”, would extend over 170 km (105 miles) and be able to house a million residents in “carbon-positive urban developments powered by 100% clean energy”.

“Why should we sacrifice nature for the sake of development?” Prince Mohammed said. “We need to transform the concept of a conventional city into that of a futuristic one.”

"The Line" communities will be managed entirely by relying on artificial intelligence techniques to facilitate communication with humans in a way that enables them to anticipate and interact with unprecedented capabilities, thus saving residents and companies' time.

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