Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Saudi to build WOMEN ONLY city

Saudi Arabia is a strict country which abides by the laws of Shari’a and segregation has been a major part of it. The new women-only city proposed by a group of Saudi businesswomen is currently in the planning and is set to open next year.

The aim is to allow more women the opportunity to work and achieve greater financial independence without defying the country’s Islamic laws.

The industrial site will be built in the Eastern province of Hofuf which was chosen because of its close proximity to residential neighbourhood. Thus, making it easier for women to commute back and forth from work.

This latest development is expected to attract 500 million riyals (RM415 mil) in investments and create 5,000 job opportunities in the textiles, pharmaceuticals and food processing industries. Women-run firms and production lines are also expected to be in the pipeline.