Al Widyan is Saudi Arabia’s Next PIF-Backed ‘City Within a City’ Planned for Riyadh

development, labor and construction in Riyadh saudi arabia- photo by lucien zeigler for SUSTG
A new Public Investment Fund (PIF)-backed “city within a city” is being planned for North Riyadh, according to a report in the English-language daily Arab News.

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