Forty-five Saudis from the Umluj and Al Wajh communities are preparing to begin work at the Red Sea Development Company after completing an intensive training program in landscaping.
Following a graduation ceremony at the Umluj campus of the University of Tabuk, the new hires will commence employment at the location’s million-square meter landscape nursery.
The facility will eventually provide over 15 million plants required to landscape the Red Sea Project, one of the world’s most ambitious tourism initiatives.
The project to train and employ members of the local community at the nursery was managed in collaboration with the non-governmental organisation Sakan, the Umluj Municipality and the University of Tabuk.
“This initiative is part of the Red Sea Development Company’s commitment to provide opportunities for those living in close proximity to our destination, to ensure that these communities are among the first to benefit from the development,” said John Pagano, chief executive, the Red Sea Development Company.
“It is exciting to see our new employees graduate with the skills they need to increase their income and build career paths within the Red Sea Project.”
The graduation ceremony, held at the Umluj campus of the…