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Saudi Mining City Infrastructure to Cost $1.2 Billion, SPA Says

By · February 21, 2012 · 10:02 am · Leave a Comment


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By Mourad Haroutunian

The Saudi government plans to spend 4.5 billion riyals ($1.2 billion) to develop infrastructure, power and railway links for the 440-square-kilometer (170- square-mile) Mining City of the North, the Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi.

The industrial zone includes a phosphate project for Saudi Arabian Mining Co. that may attract 21 billion riyals in investment, the news service said.

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