Saudi’s $500bn NEOM (Babylon) to pioneer new age in mobility, says CEO

Blog note. I have posted many previous blogs and third-party written articles about the rise of NEOM (Babylon) in Saudi Arabia. NEOM was specifically mentioned in this particular article, as it was alluded to since it is part of Bin Salman’s Vision 2030 plan to modernize Saudi Arabia. If you have not read any of my previous blogs or articles, NEOM is the world’s largest planned city (in terms of square miles or kilometers) in a corner of the country flanked by the Sea of Aqaba and the Red Sed. This visionary city or Babylon-in-the-desert is so grand in planned design that it can’t be described in just one article. Hence, I have included a detailed analysis in previous, sequential blogs. You can research this development yourself. The “great city” as described in the Bible’s book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ receives a very large portion of prophetic / eschatological attention. NEOM, in Saudi Arabia, meets every description of Babylon described in Revelation. It has seven mountains, it will accept all religions of the world, it has extreme wealth and technology, it is a world class city that will attract all nations, tribes, tongues, nationalities, it will feature a “delicious” lifestyle based on extremely attractive living conditions and wealth. Any reference to Jesus Christ is completely missing or absent. Proselytizing (attempts to convert someone from one religion to another) is strictly prohibited. The businessmen who trade with and help build NEOM will become fabulously wealthy. The world’s largest sovereign wealth/investment fund is being established ($2 Trillion) to fund NEOM’s launch and growth.  As previously stated, there is a wealth of evidence to support the startup and growth of NEOM as being the “fabled” city of the future as described in Revelation. When is all this supposed to start? Bin Salman has gone on record indicating 2020. That is a short sixteen (16) months away. If you have read some of my recent blogs, you will quickly recall that there are several other “ominous” events planned to be enforced worldwide in 2020 that coincide with the establishment of NEOM in Saudi Arabia. Babylon is NEOM, not Rome, not Vatican City, not Mecca. End of note.

Saudi’s $500bn NEOM (Babylon) to pioneer new age in mobility, says CEO

Klaus Kleinfeld reveals that a number of construction projects are underway, likely be completed by the end of summer 2018

Thursday, May 28, 2018. Arabian Business.

Saudi Arabia’s NEOM mega-city project will most likely allow only electric vehicles to operate within its confines, according to CEO Klaus Kleinfeld. Speaking at the Gateway Gulf Investor Forum in Bahrain on Thursday, Kleinfeld said that the city will take into account what he said is a generational shift in regards to demand for car ownership.

“The ‘Neomians’ will…see it differently,” he said. “For them, a car is one way of transportation, which you will have at your fingerprints. You push [a] button and the vehicle that you want shows up.” Kleinfeld added that NEOM is exploring “how quickly [we] can bring passenger drones in”, as well as how the city can encourage pedestrian traffic. “The logical means of transportation is walking, so how do you make the cities and the villages [in NEOM] walkable, and easy to use with a bicycle, or scooters,” he said. “These are the concepts that we are working on, and there are gazillions of players willing to help invest in that.”

In his remarks, Kleinfeld noted that NEOM will be a showcase of what he termed a “post-industrial” lifestyle. “We have to create it in such a way that it is taking away a lot of restrictions that humans have today, so ideally automating a lot of mundane tasks that you don’t want to do, allowing new ways of digital connectivity…and at the same time, making a sense of community,” he said. Additionally, Kleinfeld said a number of hotels are already under construction in the area, which is currently undergoing “large” building activity and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is building a summer residence in the area for him and his father, King Salman.

“Much of this will be ready, most likely, in the late summer this year,” he said. In February, the Saudi Arabian government began to award contracts for the development of a NEOM in the northwest of the country, asking local construction companies to build five palaces there.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans for the 26,500 square km Neom at an international investment conference in Riyadh last October. Officials said public and private investment in the area was eventually expected to total $500 billion.

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