Egis wins the "Green Riyadh” contract

Egis has been awarded the "Program Management and Technical Support Services" contract for the implementation of the “Green Riyadh” strategy.

Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
Date : 2019-2022
Client: Riyadh Development Authority (RDA)
landscape architect: Cracknell

Project overview

Egis has been awarded the "Program Management and Technical Support Services" contract for the implementation of the “Green Riyadh” strategy.

With its name meaning “gardens” in Arabic, the city has lost its unique character due to the effects of urban sprawl. This is what led to the move by the Riyadh Development Authority (RDA) to introduce a program to strategically increase the quality and quantity of vegetation in urban and suburban settings. This will lead to the development of a planned interconnected network of natural and seminatural areas with other environmental features designed and managed to deliver a wide range of ecosystem services.

In recent years, the city has developed “green project” infrastructure such as Wadi Hanifa, a 120 km valley passing through Riyadh, the diplomatic district, the historical King Abdulaziz centre, King Fahd Road and Salam Park. In spite of this, vegetation and tree cover only accounts for 1.51% and 0.41% respectively of the city surface area.

The project aims to increase green cover in Riyadh from 1.5% to 9.1% between now and 2030.

Through the greening of the city, the goals of this development contribute to issues common to many major cities in the world: improvement of quality of life, of the environment, the development of sport and leisure, health and well-being, safety, participation and creation of economic value.

Our missions

Egis is working on this project as programme management consultant to deploy the strategy and supervise several hundreds of projects involved in the programme.

This assignment includes:

  • the control and governance of the strategy, including monitoring and coordination tools (IT, timeframes, budget, reporting, etc.),
  • advice on regulations and governance,
  • advice on design, through the preparation of design guides, the definition of employer requirements in tenders and design verification,
  • preparation of tender documentation and monitoring of service providers from upstream phases to construction and operation.