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.
Saudi Arabia’s $500bn NEOM project ‘progressing well’, says CEO
Nadhmi Al-Nasr says team behind Red Sea coast mega project is working ‘day and night’ to bring it to reality
By Sam Bridge. Sat 27 Oct 2018 05:26 PM. Arabian Business.
Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion NEOM project is progressing steadily, according to its CEO Nadhmi Al-Nasr. The mega project being built on the Red Sea coast, which was unveiled by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last year, comprises a 26,500 sq km area in the far north-west of Saudi Arabia.
The project aims to create a global model in various spheres by focusing on advanced industries and technology, with robots being used for many services and power being generated solely from wind and solar energy.
The city is planned to operate independently from the “existing governmental framework” with its own tax and labour laws and an “autonomous judicial system”, according to initial announcements.
Speaking at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Al-Nasr said: “I have been leading tens of meetings behind closed doors here with all the partners we have been talking to over the past two years. And the emphasis of all these meetings is commitment and ‘let’s go’ and ‘let’s move on’.
“NEOM is the future look of the whole world, the wise people of the world see this as a opportunity for the whole world to turn its vision into reality. I am so proud of our partners.”
He said considerable progress has been made on the NEOM project over the past year, adding: “I can tell you that over the past 12 months there has been massive work. There is a team working day and night, going through the steps that we have to do to bring NEOM on the ground.
“Planning is the name of the game,” Al-Nasr said. “It is not a programme or a project that we can push through without doing the planning and the right process.”
He said: “Phase 1 is behind us… defining the vision, explaining the objectives and now in phase 2 we are identifying all the economic sectors of NEOM, all the living standards, all the living style and community. We are not just building an economy, we are building cities, towns.”
He said phase 2 is set to conclude in the second quarter of next year, when the project will enter the execution and construction stage.
“NEOM is one of the richest historical regions in the Kingdom and in the whole region. It is the meeting point of thousands of years of history of this region,” he said.