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Saudi Arabia: ‘NEOM’ – $500 Billion Future Mega-City to Include Vertical Farms

It’ll be 33 times the size of New York City.

By Talia Avakian
Travel and Leisure
October 25, 2017

Excerpt:

Dubbed NEOM, the mega city will cover 26,500 square kilometers in total, spanning territory within Egypt and Jordan as well.

The city is set to be the world’s first independent economic zone, operating with its own laws, taxes, and regulations.

NEOM will be powered completely by renewable energy from solar and wind panels, with its transport system also running on 100 percent green energy.

Vertical urban farms, seawater farming, and solar-powered greenhouses will help provide residents with fresh food supplies, and the zone will also be a space to test out new technological advances like passenger drones and self-learning traffic systems.

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