Saudi minister of municipal and rural affairs and housing concludes official visit to Turkiye

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing Majid Al-Hogail concluded an official visit to Turkiye to enhance cooperation in the areas of real estate development, road infrastructure, waste management and recycling, and to create new alliances between Saudi and Turkish contractors, the state news agency SPA reported on Saturday.

During the visit, he met with the head of Turkiye’s Investment Office, Burak Daglıoglu, where they discussed cooperation opportunities and exchanged successful experiences on the two countries’ strategies for improving the real estate investment environment, developing economic zones, activating partnerships between the public and private sectors, linking Saudi and Turkish companies in the real estate development sector and exploring current and future investment opportunities.

In Istanbul, Al-Hogail witnessed the launch of the Saudi-Turkish Construction Forum and the accompanying workshop, which was organized by the Saudi Contractor Authority to link contracting companies between the two countries by creating alliances in major development projects.

The Turkish Deputy Minister of Trade Mustafa Tuzcu, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Contractors Authority Zakria Al-Abdulqadir, the President of the Turkish Contractors Association Erdal Eren, and representatives of Saudi and Turkish companies participated in the event.

During the session, Al-Hogail stressed the importance of coordination and joint work between Saudi and Turkish companies in the fields of environment, roads, cleanliness, waste management and recycling “to develop and improve city services in a way that reflects positively on their residents,” the SPA statement said.

He expressed his optimism about the results and outcomes of the workshop in developing joint development work and increasing the volume of trade exchange between the two countries, “harnessing all capabilities for the renaissance and prosperity of cities,” SPA added.

Al-Hogail also witnessed round table meetings between the Saudi and Turkish sides to review the most prominent opportunities and pioneer investment projects in the real estate sector, and highlight the Kingdom’s efforts in the fields of building technologies and development in the construction sector, infrastructure projects, waste management and recycling.

During the meetings, he expressed his aspiration to deepen partnerships with the Turkish side through joint cooperation with contractors, developers and investors in Turkiye’s construction sector, and to contribute to implementing and developing suburbs and major residential projects in the Kingdom.


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