ADA completes construction of Diriya square
A nightly view of the newly completed Prince Salman Square in Diriya. (AN photo)
RIYADH: The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) has completed the construction of Prince Salman Square as part of its program to develop the historical town of Diriya, an ADA spokesman said on Wednesday.
The project, which was carried out by ADA’s High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh (HCDA), is in harmony with the natural environment of the city and in accordance with its historical, architectural and environmental characteristics, the spokesman said. The ADA is HCDA’s executive arm.
The project covers an area of 10,000 sq. km surrounded by a road that helps ensure smooth traffic flow toward Diriya and includes the reshaping of the rocks to ensure traffic safety for all visitors.
The pole post is one of the outstanding features of the project. It is the highest pole holding the Saudi flag in the Kingdom.
It was designed from iron in a conical shape. Its radius is 2 meters at the base and 60 cm at the top.
The flag is raised automatically from a control room at the bottom of the post and lowered every 14 days for maintenance work. The project is one of the main elements of the road network northwest of Riyadh.
The program to develop the area was executed in cooperation with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities and Diriya governorate.