Eastern Province
From The Report: Saudi Arabia 2013
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The A’sharqia, or Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, continues to be at the forefront of economic and industrial advancement. The province is a microcosm of the government’s diversification efforts and is home to a number of rapidly growing industries. The construction of new industrial sites is being accompanied by support infrastructure, including mixed-use projects that combine residential, commercial, business and leisure activities in one location. Capitalising on the region’s competitive advantages, energy-intensive industries including mining, smelting and petrochemicals are also a natural fit for the Eastern Province and should help it continue to thrive.