Labour Cabinet Secretary Florence Bore has revealed the government’s plan to send Kenyans to help the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) build a new tourist city.

In a statement released on Thursday, the CS disclosed that the two governments were in talks to dispatch skilled construction workers from Kenya for jobs at the site of the proposed Neom City in Saudi Arabia.

“During my recent visit to Saudi Arabia, I noted that KSA is planning to build a new city called Neom in the Tabkut Province to function as a tourist destination,” Bore noted.

“We have held talks on how Kenya can support this construction by supplying workers in the field of architecture, engineering and engineering trades, contractors, masonry, landscapers, designers, plumbers, building and construction, plant operators, civil works technicians, electrical works, landscaping and cartographers.”

Neom is a Ksh77 trillion City that KSA aims to build in the Tabkut Province to serve as a tourist destination.

The proposed city whose construction is set to kick off in 2024 is expected to be a huge economic zone projected to house nine million people.