Taif Souq Okaz festival to become integrated tourist destination in KSA

RIYADH: Souq Okaz in Taif will soon become an integrated tourist destination offering unique experiences to citizens and expatriates, said the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH). Rapid development of tourist sites will be carried out via public and private sector partnerships in the Kingdom, said the SCTH director of tourism destinations, Osama Al-Khalowi. The government has allocated SR775 million ($206.7 million) for the first phase, of which SR220 million will be allocated for SCTH projects and SR555 million for developing infrastructure, he added. The private sector’s contribution will be SR1.3 billion. Total investments in the first phase will reach over SR2 billion. The project comes under the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020, he said, Read More