Saudi Arabia’s SPARK wins sustainable gold classification certificate

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil-exporting company, has been awarded the sustainable gold classification for the first phase and the design approval certificate of the King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) project.

The event, which was held at the headquarters of the Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, also inaugurated the electronic link between the Developers Services Center (ETMAM) and Aramco, in cooperation with the Digital Government Authority.

During the event, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Energy, said that all government sectors, including the energy, municipal and housing, enjoy unlimited support from the leadership, which had a great influence in unifying efforts to achieve the development goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

Further, the minister extended his appreciation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince of Saudi, HRH Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, for their continuous support.

SPARK’s win of the first sustainable gold classification certificate, reflects its commitment to sustainability standards and environment-friendly systems in energy, water, transportation, and waste management in design to enhance the sustainability of construction in all aspects, to be an integrated global center for energy and its industries.

For his part, Mr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail, Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing, said that activating the electronic link between the Developers Services Center ETMAM and SPARK and receiving the first sustainable gold classification in the Kingdom, comes within the framework of effective cooperation between the two ministries to achieve positive results to meet the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. This project constitutes a major gateway to the regional energy sector due to its geographical location.

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