The Big 5 Saudi Show which is expected next week is likely to reveal the details of Virgin Hyperloop One. The Virgin Hyperloop One is to link the NEOM, Red Sea project and Qiddiya Giga projects with each other.
Colin Rhys who is the Vice President of the Arabian Gulf company will be speaking to the exhibition that is expected to take place at Jeddah Center for Forums and Events from March 10-13.
Rhys will be explaining the Hyperloop technology and the support it will be providing to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. The Big 5 Saudi has provided this information.
The Hyperloop will connect Jeddah, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat
The details of Rhys’s speech are to be published, yet the graphical illustration of the speech shows that how the Hyperloop Technology will help connect Neom, the Red Sea Project, Jeddah, Makkah, Riyadh, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Muscat.
Rhys will also brief how the Hyperloop technology would allow people to travel from Riyadh to Jeddah in a mere 46 minutes. The people would be entertained with a pod-shaded vehicle to travel from Riyadh to the Kingdom’s Neom megaproject in 58 minutes only.
The expected speed of hyperloop will be around 1250 kilometer per hour which means that it will be faster and less time consuming than air travel.
The role of Hyperloop in the Economic development of Saudi Arabia
Rhys has already told that such an infrastructure will help the Saudis to adopt the latest technology. This will also help in import and exports. Rhys explained that as Hyperloop will create a manufacturing Hub in the kingdom, the goods can be exported and imported speedily from and to KSA.
Not only this, but GDP is expected to grow as Saudis would be entertained with the opening of high-tech jobs. Thinking ahead, the young Saudis have already been provided with an opportunity to get equipped with handy skills.
The company, last year, had already partnered with the Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Foundation (Misk) to provide internship to 21 young Saudis at the Los Angeles, US campus. The latest details show that 3 Saudis have already completed their internship and now are hired at Virgin Hyperloop One at full-time jobs.
Source: Saudi Gazette