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Saudi Arabia charts the first-ever coastal tourism map of Red Sea

Jul 2023 | No Comment

Tourists traveling to The Red Sea Project can expect better mobility and accessibility options as Saudi authorities are developing the Kingdom’s first geographical navigation map that charts the scope of marine tourism in the coastal area.

The Saudi Red Sea Authority and the General Authority for Survey and Geospatial Information have partnered with 19 government agencies to develop the first-ever coastal tourism map of the Red Sea.

Mohammed Al-Asiri, CEO of the Saudi Red Sea Authority, revealed that the steering committee has accomplished qualitative work during the past six months by collecting and analyzing data and standards for geographical areas and field verification.

The new map will serve as an introductory guide to government agencies, allowing better identification of avenues to boost coastal tourism in the Red Sea.

By building the navigational map, appropriate legislation requirements, governance and digital solutions, the committee will present the map to the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and Council of Ministers for approval.

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