The two entities will conduct a series of joint workshops, initiatives and projects to help exchange data, statistics and expertise
The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has signed a MoU with the National Housing Company (NHC) to facilitate collaboration on mutual areas that serve the housing sector, including urban planning and offering designs that meet building codes around Wafi Hanifah and its tributaries.
The agreement aims to facilitate further integration between the two parties and offer more design options to NHC clients within the authority’s jurisdiction. The two entities will also conduct a series of joint workshops, initiatives and projects to help exchange data, statistics and expertise, a statement from DGDA said.
Commenting on the deal, Group CEO Jerry Inzerillo said: “It is significant since one of the workshops involved is a joint design studio between DGDA and NHC and its affiliated architects, who would be informing the authority of all its initiatives within the latter’s jurisdiction.”
In May 2022, DGDA announced that it would transform Wadi Hanifah into a nature-focused getaway.
He stated that the two sides will also explore avenues for further collaboration as and when agreed upon. In addition, the authority will be holding workshops to clarify the building codes applicable around the Wadi Hanifah area.
National Housing Company CEO Mohammed bin Salih Al Batti added that the MoU lays out a road map for collaboration between the two sides.
This includes the creation of a DGDA microsite as part of NHC’s Sakani website for users of residential units within DGDA-managed areas, to show that designs meet building codes around the Wadi Hanifah area, as well as the authority’s designs and platforms, he added.
In June 2022, DGDA and Saudi’s OSP inked a MoU to use sustainable polymer construction material and, in July 2022, a waste management agreement was signed between DGDA and SIRC to cover the handling and processing of all waste within the DGDA jurisdiction.