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Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Development Company launches sustainability stewards program

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The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind some of Saudi Arabia’s most ambitious tourism initiatives, is hiring a team of local Sustainability Stewards to support several ongoing and new programs at the project site.

Earlier this year, a Project Manager and a Senior Specialist were hired and in this next phase, the team is set to grow to include four supervisors and 26 stewards from local communities. The full team is expected to be in place by the end of August 2020.

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“Our new Saudi recruits will be responsible for conserving natural resources in a way that takes full and balanced account of the interests of Saudi society and future generations,” said John Pagano, CEO at The Red Sea Development Company.

“As members of the local community, they have a vested interest in protecting the habitat and species that call our site home. The new team brings a wealth of local knowledge which will be sharpened with the provision of a tailored training program in order to achieve our sustainability goals and ultimately enhance the destination.”

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The program covers general environmental awareness and local wildlife, and the impact of increased plastic recycling and alternatives. Each employee will receive comprehensive first aid and first response training in order to build confidence and knowledge of how to handle specific situations correctly and efficiently.

TRSDC is the developer behind The Red Sea Project, an ultra-luxurious and sustainable touristic destination, planned to be accessible by 80 percent of the world’s population in less than eight hours off the coasts of Saudi Arabia. It is currently on track to welcome its first visitors by the end of 2022.