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Al-Noor City Experience

AL-Noor City” will be unprecedented in size and sophistication, driven by a logistics infrastructure to be serviced by air, sea, rail, road and communications. The city is to provide global, physical and virtual connectivity around the world, as well as optimum efficiency for these sectors/markets among them in order to integrate and create an added value nexus:

A Knowledge Hub:
A campus to leverage Al-Noor Cities’ high educational competence to develop the provision of knowledge, learning and research, whilst capturing and maintaining high-caliber talent. It will include:

• Foundation centers (R&D)
• Higher education campuses
• College and vocational training facilities
• Medical and health centers and facilities
• Townships of knowledge

Industrial and Commercial Facilities:
These facilities are overlaid within the logistics infrastructure that enables business to receive global supplies, manufacture and then export. It supports and enhances businesses competing within the global marketplace that recognize they have no choice but to respond where there is a demonstrable improvement in efficiencies
and profitability. It will include:

• Seaport
• Port city
• Business center
• Industrial center
• Industrial park
• Logistic city
• Airport and aviation city

A Tourism and Leisure Center:
This center will enhance Al-Noor Cities’ attractiveness and draw tourists throughout the year to undeveloped parts of the Continental edge. It will include:

• Resort hotels
• Maritime museum
• Entertainment
• Art city
• Institutional zone
• City center

It is also essential that the proposed program initially address the laws and policies so that appropriate legal drafting can be introduced to propose required changes to the relevant and applicable laws of the city to make the above aspirations a reality.

The “Al-Noor City” is a comprehensive economic development program, which aims to leverage the cities’ natural geographical position as a regional transportation hub and be the catalyst for the creation of new economic sectors.
This will contribute materially to the diversification of the cities’ economy, supporting long-term GDP growth.

The high-level economic development results of this initiative will:

• Create a catalyst for sustainable inbound direct investment with an indirect multiplier effect of not less than five times the size of investment
• Create long-term employment
• Create a platform for short, medium and long-term economic growth and development for Yemen and the region
• Create state-of-the-art tourism infrastructure
• Attract a larger share of the petrodollar liquidity and current MENA investment
• Create sustainable economic development based on principles of innovation, sustainability and global competitiveness The high level city and urban development outcomes of this initiative will:
• Provide world-class infrastructure including

- A global water port, airport, rail cargo and passenger hubs
- Compact city centers that support high density, highly public transportation
- Mass Rapid Transit system (MRT) connecting other city centers and demand-driven population zones
- Environmentally sustainable methodologies to provide water, power, telecommunications, sewage, gray water, drainage and recycling within the city

• Provide international best practices for the design, management and maintenance of the city.

• Provide high quality and uniformly distributed open space that supports an attractive and desirable lifestyle, essential to attract talented people from throughout the world.


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