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Saudi to build its first car-making plant

Saudi Arabia plans to build its first car manufacturing plant in the eastern city of Damman, reported Arab News. UAE-based Gulf Automobile Manufacturing Company (GAMC) will launch the plant in a $100 million agreement with the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technological Regions. Toufique Al-Rabeea, director general of SACTR, said the factory would be shifted to the new industrial city in Sudair, where three million square meters would be allocated for the facility. It will produce 300,000 cars in the second phase.