Saudi Arabian Plans For $500 Billion Megacity Teeter After Journalist's Presumed Murder
A proposed Saudi Arabian $500 billion megacity may be in jeopardy after the presumed murder of Saudi journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi.
According to Business Insider, the development is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030, a plan to diversify Saudi Arabia's oil-driven economy.
Bin Salman has also been accused of ordering Khashoggi's killing.
In light of the accusations, the megacity has lost many of its high-profile advisers, including the head of Y Combinator, Sam Altman, and former US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
At over 10,000 square miles, the project would be 33 times larger than New York City and one of the largest cities in the world to run on 100% renewable energy.