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TAWAL, the leading integrated IT infrastructure provider in the Kingdom, has signed an agreement with Kidana Development Company to lease 340 sites in the Holy Sites for the construction and operation of communications towers.

 In line with Vision 2030, TAWAL and Kidana Development Company — owned by the Royal Commission for Makkah and the Holy Sites (RCMC) — will work together to drive the Kingdom’s transformation as a leading tech destination.

 The agreement was signed by TAWAL CEO, Eng. Mohammed Alhakbani, and Kidana Development Company CEO, Eng. Muhammad bin Nasser Al-Mejmaj, on the sidelines of LEAP 2024.

The agreement will see TAWAL lease 340 sites in the Holy Sites to provide access to advanced telecommunications solutions. TAWAL will also support communications service providers by accelerating the adoption of future technologies, including 5G networks and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The agreement is also fully-geared towards advancing the Kingdom’s sustainability goals and accelerating the digital transformation of business and society.

Commenting on agreement, TAWAL CEO, Eng. Mohammed Alhakbani, said, “We are delighted to have signed this timely agreement: one that will be key to unlocking the Kingdom’s potential as a thriving, tech-powered hub of innovation. We understand just how important it is to work with Kidana Development Company to bolster the Holy Sites’ digital infrastructure, with this partnership being a testament to truly aligned private-public sector partnership-working.”

Eng. Muhammad bin Nasser Al-Mejmaj, CEO, Kidana Development Company, said, “With the signing of this agreement, we have crossed a new milestone on our journey of transformation. It takes us even further on the road to success, greatly improving the digital infrastructure of Makkah and the Holy Sites. By harnessing the power of TAWAL’s diverse range of modern solutions, we aim to  align our infrastructure with our identity, ensuring we achieve our goals of advancing humanization and sustainability, promoting community development and delivering unique digital experiences for residents and pilgrims. This agreement will transform the Holy Capital and its surrounding areas into a smart city.”

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