The rapid economic development in Saudi Arabia has channeled billions of dollars towards development of the nation's infrastructure, most of which will be spent on upgrading the kingdom's transport and utilities networks. The sufficient budget earmarked for building new roads, railways, and sea ports as well as for the rollout of infrastructure projects at new industrial cities such as Ras Al-Khair. These funds will also be used for ongoing road projects as well as airport expansion projects.
Mecca, a city that draws pilgrims from around the world, had $18 billion injected into its public transport system, which included four metro lines and 88 stations and a fast bus network which will result improvement in the transportation of pilgrims and citizens in the city.
The Riyadh Public Transport Project is projected to cost $22.5 billion and will include 176.5 kilometres of rail and 85 stations.
A 22-year industrial project is composed of 100 industrial plants, 800,000 cubic meter desalination plant, miles and miles of railways, roads and highways, and an oil refinery producing at least 350,000 barrels per day. The entire project is slated to be finished in 2024.