The Ministers of “Energy” and “Municipality” witness the handing over of “Spark” the gold classification certificate and the inauguration of the electronic link between “Etmam” and “Aramco”


Today, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Energy, and Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, Mr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail, witnessed today the delivery of Saudi Aramco a design approval certificate for the King Salman Energy City “SPARK” project, with the sustainable gold classification within the first phase. And the inauguration of the electronic link between the Real Estate Developers Services Center “Etmam” and Saudi Aramco, in cooperation with the Digital Government Authority, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing in Riyadh.

His Highness the Minister of Energy explained in his speech that all government sectors, including the “energy”, “municipal” and “housing” sectors, enjoy unlimited support from the leadership, which had a great impact in unifying efforts.

To achieve the development goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, he expressed his thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God support him – and to His Highness the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz – may God protect him -.

His Highness said: What has been achieved today in the transformation of the joint operations between the Ministry of Energy and the “Etmam” program into electronic form represents the real empowerment of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 by activating the partnership between government agencies.

Pointing out that this step will enhance transparency and preserve the rights of all parties by facilitating and accelerating the sending of real estate developers’ transactions and requests through the “Etmam” platform, increasing real estate investment by developing raw and undeveloped lands, and unifying business in partnership with all relevant authorities.

His Highness pointed out that the King Salman Energy City “SPARK” handed over the first sustainable gold classification certificate, as a result of its commitment to sustainability standards and environmentally friendly systems in energy, water, transportation and waste management in design to enhance the sustainability of construction in all aspects, to be an integrated global center in the field of energy and its industries. And what you need in terms of support, technical and logistical services.

In turn, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, Mr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail, noted that activating the electronic link between the Real Estate Developer Services Center “Etmam” and Saudi Aramco, and obtaining

The King Salman Energy City “SPARK” was awarded the first sustainable gold classification with distinction in the Kingdom in the category of societies by the Ministry’s Sustainable Building Program, which comes within the framework of effective cooperation between the two ministries to achieve many positive results to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

His Excellency also indicated that the electronic linkage project between Aramco and the “Etmam” program achieves several goals, the most important of which are facilitating and accelerating the sending and follow-up of transactions and requests from real estate developers, increasing transparency rates in the sector, and promoting investment in the development of raw and undeveloped lands, and the electronic link with “Aramco”. It aims to facilitate business and procedures and increase investments in the real estate sector.

It is noteworthy that the criteria and requirements that “sustainable building” adopts in evaluating the design of communities are based on a number of characteristics such as location, community connectivity, management, operations, water, quality of community life, education, innovation and energy. Spark scored 65 points after the program team finished reviewing engineering designs, including Qualify it to obtain the “golden” level par excellence, according to a number of standards and requirements based on international specifications and standards.

The King Salman Energy City is designed to be the first global integrated energy center to allow for efficient and sustainable operations. The master plan of the city includes an industrial zone, a dry port and a logistics area, in addition to residential, educational and commercial areas within integrated plans and designs that include sustainability from the initial planning stages through to development and management. Projects until the completion of construction works. The King Salman Energy City provides opportunities for non-industrial investors to implement residential and commercial real estate. This project is set to constitute a major gateway to the regional energy sector due to its geographical location and proximity to highway and railway networks.

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