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In an interview with Bloomberg in October 2017, Prince Mohammad said that by 2030, the completion date for his transition to Saudi Arabia 2.0, Neom would contribute $100 billion to economic output.There will be 12 small cities or towns next to the sea in Neom and others in the valleys and mountains, he said in another interview a year later, as well as an industrial zone, a huge port and several airports.Saudi Arabia bans alcohol, and while Neom is expected to have looser rules than other parts of the kingdom, the prince has said that those who want to drink can go to Egypt or Jordan.More than 20,000 people will need to be moved based on current estimates, Neom said.Until Neom was announced, the region was relatively unknown and neglected. The second phase of Neom will be an industrial city, an idea the kingdom executed successfully before in Jubail.
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