Japan Company Uhuru Signs Mou For Smart City Business In Saudi Arabia

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Tokyo-based Uhuru Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Web Arabia, an IT company operating in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, to promote smart city-related business in the Kingdom.

Web Arabia specializes in smart city solutions and is a subsidiary of Metscco Heavy Steel Industries, a leading general engineering company responsible for infrastructure construction in Saudi Arabia. 

The company plans to use Uhuru’s strengths in providing one-stop IT solutions in combination with its locally rooted perspective to develop solutions that enhance convenience and safety for religious tourism, including the Hajj, as well as urban infrastructure such as buildings, stadiums, airports, and mobility. 

Uhuru has been active in promoting smart city projects in the Kingdom, such as the implementation of the smart city research and development promotion program in collaboration with the national research organization of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KACST) in February 2024, making use of its experience in supporting tourism DX (Digital Transformation) and smart city development in Japan. 

With tourism visas liberalized, Saudi Arabia saw 27.4 million foreign visitors in 2023.

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