Women-Only City To Be Built In Saudi Arabia, Construction To Start Next Year

By on Aug 14, 2012 in Business, Economy, Lifestyle, Middle East, Travel, World Comments

Saudi Arabia is planning to build a women-only city, a city exclusively for women, international news sites reported on Saturday, August 11, 2012.

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According to a report from the Daily Mail, the city is now being designed, with construction to start next year. It is hoped to allow women to desire to work without breaking their country’s strict Islamic laws.

The city will be developed reportedly by Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) in the Eastern city of Hafuf. Reports said that the city could bring about 500 million riyals in investments and will create approximately 5,000 jobs in the food processing, pharmaceuticals and textiles industries.

“We are now working on a second industrial city for women. We have plans to establish a number of women-only industries in various parts of the kingdom,” Saleh Al-Rasheed, Modon‘s deputy director-general was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

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