The Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC) was established by the cabinet’s decree No. 717, dated 20 June, 1974 (29/05/1394H) to realize the will of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to establish a joint authority that leads, supervises and orchestrates the comprehensive development of the city of Riyadh. Therefore, RCRC serves as a unified command for all metropolitan development efforts.
The “Development of Provinces and Cities Law” was issued by the Council of Ministers’ decree No. (475) dated May 05, 2018 (Ramadan 07, 1439H). It stipulates that “Riyadh Development Authority” is an interagency body, with a legal personality and financial and administrative independence, and that it reports directly to the Prime Minister.
Also, the Royal Decree No. (A/470), dated August 30, 2019 (29/12/1440H), was issued, transforming the “Riyadh Development Authority” into a royal commission under the name “Royal Commission for Riyadh City”. According to the Royal Decree, RCRC, shall have a Board of Directors chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister, and its members shall be appointed by order of the Prime Minister. Also, the responsibility for all tasks related to Riyadh’s National Megaprojects shall be transferred from the “Committee of National Megaprojects” to the “Royal Commission for Riyadh City”.
Later, the Royal Decree No. (A/312), dated December 26, 2019 (29/04/1441H), was issued approving RCRC’s organizational arrangements and structure.
The Board of Directors is chaired by HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and its members are appointed by order of the Prime Minister. The members are as follows:
The Board is the supreme authority over RCRC’s affairs and is entitled to determine and take whatever decisions and actions it deems appropriate to achieve its objectives.