Risky Gamble or Brilliant Vision? Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Plan to Build a Futuristic City of Neom in Saudi Arabia

The world has been paying close attention to Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, ever since the killing of journalist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The building of a future metropolis called Neom is a project that MBS has started in order to boost his reputation and increase his power.

Neom, a project that might cost up to $500 billion and span an area about the size of the state of Massachusetts, is a large-scale initiative that is a part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan. With the assistance of businesses like Microsoft and Siemens, it will feature a high-tech airport, synthetic lakes, and a resort area. The city wants to draw investors from all over the world as it strives to become a major international economic hub.

However, some people have doubts about the idea, particularly in light of the country’s recent human rights violations. Some people are worried that Neom is only a diversion from MBS’s divisive policies.

Regardless matter whether or not this endeavor is successful, one thing is certain: the entire world is watching. Neom’s success will ultimately depend on time, for the moment. Only then will we be able to determine whether this project was actually worth the money.

the project, especially considering the human rights abuses that have occurred in the country over the past few years. Others have raised the concern that Neom is simply a distraction from MBS’s controversial policies.

Whether or not this project will be successful, one thing is clear: the eyes of the world are watching. To find out more about the project, watch the video below. It provides an in-depth look at why MBS is betting on Neom, as well as what is currently being done to make this city a reality.

For now, only time will tell if Neom will be a success. Only then can we judge whether or not this project was truly worth the cost.

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