"National Housing Company" and "Talaat Mostafa Group" Lay Foundation Stone for “Banan City” in Northeast Riyadh

In a significant step forward for real estate development in Saudi Arabia, the National Housing Company (NHC), in collaboration with Talaat Mostafa Group - Saudi Arabia, marked a milestone with the foundation stone laying of 'Banan' City in northeast Riyadh. Sales for this visionary project are set to commence on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

The ceremonial event was graced by the presence of His Excellency Ihab bin Ghazi Al Hashani, Deputy Minister of Municipal Rural Affairs and Housing, alongside notable figures such as Mr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Albuty, CEO of NHC, Mr. Hisham Talaat Moustafa, Chairman of Talaat Mostafa Group—Saudi Arabia, and Mr. Sulaiman A.K. Al Muhaidib, Vice Chairman of Talaat Mostafa Group—Saudi Arabia, among other distinguished board members and senior leaders from both companies.

A New Era of Smart Living: Introducing Banan City

Banan City promises to redefine urban living as a smart city sprawling over 10 million square meters. It aims to enhance the quality of life for over 120,000 residents through a gated community that integrates cutting-edge smart city technologies and sustainability standards. This mixed-use development will encompass various services, including healthcare, education, commerce, and a sports club, alongside smart home solutions and advanced city facility management technologies. The project aligns with the Kingdom's Vision 2030, offering a dynamic and integrated community experience.

Financial Outlook and Development Strategy

Highlighting the project's financial strategy, Mr. Hisham Talaat Moustafa noted that the expected revenues are projected to reach SAR 40 billion (approximately USD 12 billion), with a total investment of about SAR 31.4 billion. He pointed out the project's parallel to successful developments in Egypt, such as "Madinaty," which exemplifies a fully integrated service city on a global scale.

Strategic Location, Comprehensive Facilities, and Sustainability at Heart

Strategically located near vital hubs like King Khalid International Airport and Riyadh Expo 2030, Banan City is poised to be a cornerstone in Riyadh’s northeast expansion. The city will feature over 27,000 residential units, including apartments, villas, and lands, catering to diverse family housing needs at competitive pricing.

The city's design includes 40% green spaces and adopts an organic planning approach that maximises residential privacy. Its central green spaces surrounded by villas ensure scenic views, enhancing the overall aesthetic and quality of life. Public services are centrally organised around the green axis, with essential services such as educational facilities, police stations, fire stations, ambulance services, and postal services located on the city periphery, further adding to the community’s convenience and safety.

About National Housing Company and Talaat Mostafa Group

The National Housing Company is a leading force in real estate development, focusing on expanding the housing inventory in Saudi Arabia to support the Housing Program under Saudi Vision 2030. Talaat Mostafa Group, a major player with over 50 years of experience, has developed self-sufficient urban communities across Egypt and the Middle East, including notable projects like Al Rehab City and Madinaty.

This collaborative effort between NHC and Talaat Mostafa Group promises a transformative impact on Riyadh’s landscape and sets a new benchmark for sustainable and smart urban development in the region.

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