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Silk City to transform Kuwait into International Trade and Finance Hub

The State of Kuwait is on track to achieve the vision of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to transform Kuwait into an international trade and financial hub and to achieve Kuwait’s vision 2035. The Silk City project in Kuwait is all set in achieving this, and is headed in the right direction. It is the largest marine front project that would place Kuwait back on the world map of tourism and investment.

In the coming period, Kuwait will focus on attracting foreign investors for their importance in developing economic activities, and achieving stability and security for the region, and in creating a suitable atmosphere for foreign investors.

Spanning 250 sq kims in Subiya, the Silk City will be built in phases and would be ready in 25 years with an estimated cost of $86bn.

The City will link Kuwait City through Jaber Causeway (still under construction). It will include a host of attractions when ready. The main attraction however, is the Mubarak Al-Kabeer tower, standing tall at 1001 metres, with 234 floors, and capacity to accommodate a population of 7000. The tower will comprise seven vertical villages including residences, offices, hotels and entertainment amenities.

The Jaber bridge, the fourth longest in the world, will play a major role in developing and setting up free economic zone in northern Kuwait, where five islands are to be established as part of a massive project. This project also includes establishment of Mubarak Al-Kabeer port that would eventually help Kuwait to open to the world commercially and economically.

The port will play a major role in linking earth to sea through various means including highways and railways. Silk City will comprise other multiple attractions like nature reservation area, Olympic Stadium, nature reservation area spanning two sq. kms, a new airport, a duty free area, apart from business, leisure, athletic and environmental areas and conventions.

Apart from the above, the city will include a centre for environmental studies and vast green spaces to guarantee a clean environment for the visitors. The city would be divided into four quarters of villages, including hotels, resorts, medical centre, sports academy, national parks, wild animals, reservation for wild animals, rare planets, nature reserves for immigrating birds from Africa and Central Asia.

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