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
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"