By Staff writer
Riyadh Development Higher Commission plans historic, administrative, economic and cultural districts
The Riyadh Development Higher Commission (RDHC) has approved a new plan for the development of the city's downtown area containing new historic, administrative, economic and cultural districts.
According to local daily Arab News, the decision was taken to approve a plan to redevelop the area and create different zones at a meeting last week.
It will include the creation of new residential districts, parks, recreation centres, green areas and space for the city's new metro and rapid bus networks - including the new main downtown metro station, which has been designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snohetta.
"We plan to create a new cultural heritage and tourism route, beginning from the King Abdulaziz Historical Center to the Government Palace (Qasr Al-Hukm)," said the RDHC's head of projects and planning, Mohammed Al-Sultan.
According to the commission, more than 3,000 development projects are currently being carried out in different parts of the Riyadh region by 62 different agencies. They have a combined value of over $74bn.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.