KSA’s Permanent Delegation to UN: Our Country Successfully Copes with Urban Challenges

New York, Princess Dr.. Reem Bint Mansour bin Mishaal bin Abdulaziz, member of the Kingdom's permanent delegation to the United Nations in New York has affirmed that the Kingdom is experiencing a rapid urban growth due to population, social and economic growth, leading to the increase of the Kingdom's cities to be 285.

This came in the Kingdom's speech delivered during today's general debate on the item on the implementation of the outcome of the United Nations conferences on human settlements, housing and sustainable urban development.

Princess Dr. Reem explained that the Kingdom has successfully coped with the urban challenges resulting from the rapid urban growth and built its strategy in line with its Vision 2030 for sustainable development, pointing to the Kingdom's cooperation with the UN's program on human settlements in the implementation of a set of programs at domestic level to support the new urban plan, the most important of which is the future program of Saudi cities, which aims to provide a better urban environment in 17 Saudi cities according to the standards of welfare and prosperity of cities.

Source: Saudi Press Agency