SCTA – Al Ogair Tourism Destination – Eastern Province - Project Profile
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The Supreme Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) is planning to undertake the Al Ogair Tourism Destination project in Saudi Arabia.
The project involves the development of mixed-used facilities on a 100million m2 area. It includes the construction of tourism, cultural, entertainment and economic facilities such as water parks, automobile sport centers, water sport centers, amusement parks, desert resorts, heritage and maritime museums, shopping malls and villages, convention and exhibition facilities, handicraft, heritage and products souks, educational centers, residential quarters, medical city, hotels, service apartments, golf resort, rest houses, restaurants, a historical and archaeology center and related facilities.
The project is being implemented in three phases.
The first phase includes the construction of tourism facilities such as Al Ogair Water Park, Al Ogair center for Motor Car Sport, rehabilitation of Al Ogair Seaport (Water Sport Center), amusement parks, Al Ogair’s historic seaport, 2,900 hotel rooms, 2,600 furnished apartments and tourist camps. The scope of the remaining phases is yet to be reveled.
T&L Consultation Ltd and Ernst & Young have been appointed to update the feasibility study for the project.
In 2006, the project plan was submitted to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for approval and it was approved in 2007.
On February 03, 2011, SCTA signed an agreement with NCB Capital to work as financial adviser to establish and manage Al-Ogair Development Company.
In 2011, the Council of Ministers approved allocation of US$640 million for the development of infrastructure facilities like electricity, water supply and sewage network.
On March 5, 2012, private placement and marketing documents for investment opportunities of the project were prepared and submitted to the Saudi Arabia Monetary Agency (SAMA).
On May 7, 2012, a contract was signed with Alinma Bank to open and manage an account and investment portfolio in the name of the project.
In August 2012, a meeting was held with the officials of Water Authority in the Eastern Province, during which a number of recommendations were made. The recommendations are: the project is to be carried out by SCTA in addition to a number of public and private authorities including the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Al Ahsa Secretariat General, the Ministry of Water and Electricity, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), in addition to a number of relevant public and private authorities.
On September 10, 2013, the establishment of Al Ogair Development Company was completed and the Articles of Association of the company was signed.
In February 2015, SCTA completed the Al Ogair Development Company's all necessary technical and regulatory measures and submitted to the Cabinet for obtaining license as the first integrated tourism destination consisting a number of tourism specialized projects.
SCTA is awaiting the license from the Cabinet for the project development.
Planning activities are underway.
The project involves the development of mixed-used facilities on a 100million m2 area in Saudi Arabia.
The US$13,600 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of construction of tourism, cultural, entertainment and economic facilities
2. Construction of shopping malls and villages
3. Construction of convention and exhibition facilities
4. Construction of handicraft, heritage and products souks
5. Construction of educational centers
6. Construction of medical city
7. Construction of 2,900 hotel rooms and 2,600 furnished apartments and tourist camps in the first phase
8. Construction of hotels, service apartments and restaurants
9. Construction of golf resort, rest houses
10. Construction of a historical and archaeology center
11. Construction of museums and art galleries
12. Construction of entertainment centers for school children
13. Rehabilitation of several places of archaeological interest
14. Construction of fitness centers
15. Construction of a health clinic
16. Construction of related facilities
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