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Saudi showcases media city, arts complex projects at Riyadh book fair

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Five projects aimed at developing the Kingdom’s media sector presented
19 April 2017
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information showcased models of five projects as part of its plans for the development of the kingdom’s media sector at the Riyadh International Book Fair.

Plans for the 40,000-square-metres (sqm) Royal Complex of Arts comprising an opera house, three theatres and offices and the 60,000-sqm Media City which includes a 7,000 sqm training centre, restaurants and spaces for ceremonies and conferences were presented at the book fair’s VIP hall, according to a report by the state-owned Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Models of the media centre and buildings designed to house the Alekhbariah Channel Company and Saudi Press Agency were also presented at the event, which concluded on Tuesday, the report said.

The Kingdom’s National Transformation Programme, announced last year, allocates 624 million Saudi riyals ($166.4 million) to set up a Saudi media city, according to the Oxford Business Group’s Saudi Arabia 2016 report.

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