From The Report: Saudi Arabia 2020
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Located on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, Jeddah is the Kingdom’s second most-populous city after the capital Riyadh, and serves as a key commercial and logistics centre. Recently completed and ongoing developments to enhance Jeddah’s transport infrastructure will continue to strengthen the city’s position as a key thoroughfare for both cargo and visitors to the holy cities of Makkah and Medina and the surrounding area. Although visitor numbers will dip as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, in the long term the city will be able to leverage relaxed visa regulations and the increased capacity of its hotels. This chapter contains an interview with Mohammed Yousuf Naghi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.