Saudi Tourism authorities are set to develop a key project on a 2-million-sq-m area of land in Al-Ahsa region of the kingdom, said a report.
The project includes a commercial mall, hotel, tourism, recreational and marketing services, reported the Arab News, citing a senior tourism official.
"Al-Ahsa will witness several tourism projects, investment opportunities in Al-Uqair beach, as well as sophisticated tourist events, along with the establishment of co-operative societies related to tourism with relevant government agencies," stated Abdulateef Al Afaleq, the chairman of the National Tourism Committee at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC).
"Al-Ahsa Tourism Development Council will implement a developmental project to Hofuf-Al-Uqair road, including infrastructure, gas stations and restaurants. The project also focuses on beach trip programs and attract investors to create tourism projects on the beach," he added.
The Ministry of Transport has finally adopted duplication of Aloioun-Al-Uqair road, which coincides with the end of the Roman amphitheater and Seven Lakes projects, he said.
“The council intends to develop the Green Oasis and Hofuf downtown roads and we urge government and private agencies to support this project,” Al Afaleq said.
The council communicates with officials in the Ministry of Transport to develop roads linked between towns and villages and provide a permanent supervision to turn those sites to attractive tourist ones, he added.