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Jazan Economic City
Jazan Economic City
Chalco, the Chinese aluminum company, and the Saudi Bin Laden Group plan a $3 billion smelter here to help create 500,000 jobs. Jazan will also attempt to build Saudi industries in silicon processing, agri-technology, textiles, food processing, and pharmaceuticals. However, it won't be all work and no play for the people of Jazan: A crescent-shaped colony of waterfront villas will line the city's western region.

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