Saudi Arabia approves new authority for Red Sea

Saudi Arabia approves new authority for Red Sea

Saudi Arabia approves new authority for Red Sea

Saudi Arabia approves new authority for Red Sea. Image : File

Advertisement

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is taking more steps to develop and protect the Red Sea, which the kingdom deems to be a big contributor to the growth of its tourism industry, Arab News reported.

The Saudi Cabinet approved on Tuesday the establishment of a new body to protect the coral reefs and sea turtles in the Red Sea, as well as organizational preparation work for a new authority in the area, according to the cabinet’s weekly statement carried by Saudi Press Agency.

The new authority will be chaired by Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb, and it includes the ministers of sport and culture as well as CEOs of NEOM and The Red Sea Development Co.

The authority will be responsible for organising recreational activities, tours of cruise ships and yachts and build mechanisms to protect the coastal environment.

“The Red Sea’s natural environment is one of our greatest assets,” Al-Khateeb said.

Advertisement

“This (authority) will support our ambitious plans for tourism development, generate new job opportunities for Saudi citizens, and help us to attract international and domestic tourists,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Read More News On

Catch all the Business News, Breaking News Event and Latest News Updates on The BOL News


Download The BOL News App to get the Daily News Update & Follow us on Google News.


End of Article

Next Story