The National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP) aims to transform Saudi Arabia into a leading industrial powerhouse and a global logistics hub, by maximizing the value of its mining and energy sectors while unlocking the full potential of local content and the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). The Program largely contributes to driving the Kingdom’s economic diversification towards sustainable growth by fostering a globally attractive investment environment.
The Program was launched at the beginning of 2019, out of the leadership's belief in the importance of the Program's 4 sectors (Energy, mining, industry and logistics) and via integration to maximize their contribution to Saudi Arabia's efforts to grow and diversify the economy.
The Program also focuses on the two enabling pillars of local content and the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), given their importance towards enabling the main sectors to reach their pre-set strategic objectives.
The Program had numerous achievements since its commencement which includes but not limited to the launch of the largest in its kind geological survey program for the Arabian Shield region. It also achieved remarkable progress in international connectivity by adding 5 new shipping lines to the Kingdom's ports, inaugurating the first locally manufactured fast intercept boat, the launch of multiple utility-scale renewable energy projects and strides of progress in military equipment localization as well as the global launch of the "Saudi Made" program.
The Program tends to achieve its goals by developing world-class infrastructure for its sectors, designing new policies, and regulations to unlock value, increasing the value from the Kingdom's resources and drastically improving global connectivity and access to markets. All in the aim of developing a sustainable comparative advantage that will place the Kingdom at the forefront of investment attractiveness.
H.E. Mr. Bandar Ibrahim Alkhorayef
H.E. Eng. Abdullah Amer Al-Swaha
H.E. Eng. Saleh Nasser Al-Jasser
H.E. Mr. Faisal Fadhel Alibrahim
H.E. Eng. Osama Abdulaziz Al-Zamil
Eng. Ahmed Musa AlZahrani
Mr. Nasser Damshaq Al-Mahasher
Develop oil and gas adjacent Industries
Localize promising manufacturing industries
Localize military industry
Create special zones and rehabilitate economic cities
Grow and capture maximum value from the mining sector
Raise gas production and distribution capacity
Grow the contribution of renewables to the national energy mix
Enhance the competitiveness of the energy sector
Create and improve the performance of logistics hubs
Improve the local, regional and international connectivity of trade and transport networks
Increase the local content in non-oil sectors
Increase localization of Oil and Gas sector
Revenues from the mining sector have reached $265+ m, the highest so far. This sector is one of many that contribute to the Kingdom’s economic diversification.
Local content has achieved rapid gains in a number of projects until 2020, with a value of more than SAR 18Bn, and more than 23K government tenders since the launch of the Government Tenders and Procurement system.
Launched the “Saudi Made” program as a national initiative that aims to support local products locally & globally.
Launched the Geological Survey Program; the largest regional geological study to explore mining opportunities in the Kingdom, on an area of more than 600,000 km², covering the entire geological area known as the "Arab Shield".
Launched 5 new shipping lines to serve MENA markets, North Europe, and the Indian subcontinent.
Increased the share of gas production in the Kingdom, as the capacity for processing gas reached 18Bn standard cubic feet per day, an increase of 16% over 2016, to drive the industry growth, desalination and electricity production.
Launched renewable energy projects in the Kingdom; the first solar power plant started operations in Sakaka with a capacity of 300MW. This achievement was coupled with a global record in energy production cost by Dumat Al-Jandal wind energy project.
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