Riyadh (AsiaNews) - An
industrial city for women: entrepreneurs, employees, workers. No
men. The project, presented by
the Saudi Industrial Property Authority
(Modon), was approved by Prince Mansour Bin Miteb Bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi
Arabian Minister for local and rural Affairs.
The Minister has already indicated the land on which the industrial city will be built, near Hofuf and Al-Ahsa airport in the eastern province.
The Modon plan for the industrial city for women only follows the Government instructions to create more job opportunities for women to enable them to play a more important role in the development of the country. At the same time the project is marked by the strict separation of the sexes applied in Saudi Arabia.
The industrial city will have women-led companies and production lines for the women. Among the objectives, greater job opportunities to young people. "I'm sure - said Modon Deputy Director General Saleh Al-Rasheed - that women can demonstrate their efficiency in many aspects and clarify the industries that best suit their interests, their nature and their ability" .