Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday revealed a master plan for the Rua Al Madinah project on a site to the east of the Prophet’s Mosque. As reported by the Saudi Press Agency, the expansion plan will increase the area’s capacity once it is finished, enabling it to accommodate up to 30 million Umrah pilgrims.

The building project is a component of the Public Investment Fund’s development initiatives in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. In accordance with the project, 47,000 new hotel rooms will be accessible by 2030 and will be constructed on a site measuring 1.5 million square meters. There will be an underground parking lot, nine bus stops, a metro station, and self-driving vehicle routes. The quality of life for visitors and residents of Saudi Arabia will improve thanks to luxury hotels, contemporary urban planning, and significant development initiatives. 63 percent of the site will be made up of green spaces and open places enabling progressive development in the city.

According to official media, Rua Al Madinah Holding Company, a Public Investment Fund firm with expertise in development, operation, and real estate investment in Madinah, is in charge of this project. According to SPA, the development project covers numerous historical sites that are extremely important to the Prophet Mohammed’s legacy, and all modified structures and services will be designed in a way that honors the special heritage of the holy city.