Following the success of last year’s Olive Festival, an olive city named Al-Zaytoun will be built in Al-Jouf, said Muhammad bin Al-Nasser, the city’s mayor.
“A large plot with all basic amenities will be designated for the city,” Al-Nasser said, adding that he expects the city to help attract investors in olive and olive oil industry.
He said there are more than 13 million olive trees in the area and that more trees were being planted.
Al-Jouf Gov. Prince Fahd bin Badr has given top priority to the cultivation and production of olives.
The prince sponsored the first olive festival last year and will sponsor a second festival early next month.