The Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON) was established pursuant to the Council of Ministers Resolution No. 235 dated 27/8/1422AH. The Authority was launched to adapt to the local and global variables and meet the growing needs for the basic environment required for the Kingdom's industrial development. The Authority was also established to fulfill the requirements of the future, and to help the private sector play a greater role in the development, operation and management of facilities and services, in order to provide industrial lands in a competitive manner and under the market's current apparatus. The launch of MODON can also push the Kingdom towards the era of privatizing the facilities and services, to keep up with international agreements and to open up external markets for the national industry.
Compliant with its mandate, the MODON organizational structure is based on a specific structure, to take full advantage of the partnership between public and private sectors and to improve the efficiency of the well-planned industrial lands offerings. This can be achieved through a working environment that transparently distributes the roles between MODON and the private sector. This requires differentiation between the planning, supervision and the monitoring tasks undertaken by MODON, and the financing, construction and operational tasks usually handled competitively by the private sector.
The decision issued by MODON Board of Directors No. 2003/5, dated 3/12/1423H, has determined the Authority's Internal Statute that will set the rules and standards governing the work of MODON in accordance with the policies and strategies aimed at delivering on the Authority’s mandates in a highly disciplined and professional manner. This can hopefully achieve the goal behind establishing the Authority, to help develop the industry and overcome the obstacles that may be confronted by the investors in this strategic sector.