Qiddiya supports Riyadh’s bid to host Asian Games in 2030
Riyadh, KSA [10 November 2020]: Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) welcomed the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) 2030 Asian Games Evaluation Committee at the Qiddiya Welcome Center to showcase the full offerings that the destination will provide upon opening.
The delegation toured the Welcome Center with the Riyadh 2030 Asian Games bid committee, were given a chance to explore the interactive assets which explain Qiddiya’s master plan and key facilities in detail, and were given an overview presentation by CEO, Mike Reininger.
The visit by the Evaluation Committee is part of a wider visit to the Kingdom to show how Riyadh 2030 would deliver a vibrant, modern, world-class Games that would unify Asia in a festival of sport, whilst also being a driving force in the transformation of Saudi society.
If Riyadh is successful in its bid to host the games in 2030, Qiddiya would provide multiple world-class venues for the event along with the Athlete’s Village.
Riyadh 2030 would be Saudi Arabia’s first ever Asian Games and the decision for who will host the 2030 event will be next month.
About Qiddiya Investment Company:
Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) is driving the development of Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia’s Capital of Entertainment, Sports and the Arts. As a core tenet of Vision 2030, Qiddiya has a dual economic and social purpose: to advance economic diversification and unlock new professional pathways while enriching lives of youth in the Kingdom.
His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), announced the project on April 7, 2017. Ground-Breaking took place on April 28, 2018 and the company, Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC), was incorporated as a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by PIF, on May 10, 2018.
In 2020, Qiddiya progressed from planning to construction phase, with site preparation works currently underway.
Qiddiya is located south-west of Riyadh on a site that spans 366 sq.km. Phase one is set to open in 2023.
Visitors will enjoy activities across five cornerstones: Sports & Wellness; Nature & Environment; Parks & Attractions; Motion & Mobility; and Arts & Culture. Development of these areas will give rise to family-friendly theme parks; sports venues suitable for international competitions; academies for sports and the arts; concert and entertainment venues; racetracks and grandstands for motorsport enthusiasts; outdoor and adventure activities alongside nature and environment experiences; and historical, cultural and educational activities. Qiddiya will also include a variety of real estate options and community services.
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