Riyadh News

Wadi Safar – Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA)



Diriyah, a 7 km2 mega development project, is a mixed-use historic, culture and lifestyle destination. Becoming the Kingdom’s historic and cultural heart, Diriyah will proudly showcase to the world Saudi Arabia’s 300+ years of history through an engaging and inspiring set of heritage, hospitality, education, retail and dining experiences for residents, tourists and frequent visitors.

Wadi Safar, one of the major district areas in Diriyah, is to be developed as a mix of residential, leisure and commercial land use including residential farm plots, hotels, nursery and other leisure and entertainment facilities. SALCO has been awarded by DGDA the Design and Construction of a Temporary Nursery, which shall itself be located within Wadi Safar development project, west of Riyadh city.


Scope of Work

Works will be undertaken in two Phases:

  • Phase 1 – Construction of Nursery
  • Phase 2 – Operation & Maintenance of Nursery / Tree Management for 2 Years

The Nursery Construction is comprised of the following main components:

  1. Nursery Site Construction
    • Site Grading                 70,000 m2
    • Parking and roads                 5,000 m2
    • Site Lighting                 25 Nos
    • Fencing & Gates                 1,200 m
    • Irrigation network & Utilities                 60,000 m2


  1. Construction of Nursery Management Buildings
    • Office Building + Messing Facilities                 300 m2
    • Storage Facility                 100 m2
    • Soil Mixing Shed + Washdown area                 200 m2
    • Open in-ground area                                 60,000 m2

The Operation & Maintenance / Tree Management is comprised of the following services:

  1. Operation & Maintenance / Tree Management
    • Survey, Health Checking & Tagging of Trees >50,000 Nos
    • Disposal of diseased trees
    • Treatment for palm trees against red weevils
    • Palm/Shade Trees Transplanting in Nursery >10,000 Nos
    • Watering, Pruning & Maintenance of Trees >24 Months