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Skills drive needed to boost Saudi work force
Business & Money | Wednesday 28 January, 2015 8:42 am
Labor Minister Adel Fakeih has reiterated the need to develop the skills of local manpower to reduce the Kingdom’s dependence on more than 10 million expatriate workers.One of Saudi Arabia’s most pressing issues is to develop the skills of its young citizens, he said.The minister made these...
Sadara Chemical Company and Chemie-Cluster Bayern  Sign Joint Cooperation Agreement
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 28 January, 2015 7:58 am
Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) and Chemie-Cluster Bayern GmbH (CCB) have today signed an agreement to cooperate and jointly support the development of Chemical based value chains in PlasChem Park in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. This cooperation agreement will primarily focus on the identification and...
Almagar Group 3EC and Enekio Signed a Contract for Technical Cooperation
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 27 January, 2015 2:12 pm
in Abu Dhabi at the World Future Energy Summit, a contract for Technical Cooperation was signed between Almagar Group Environmental Energy Engineering Consultancy 3EC and Enekio in order to develop and deploy Smart Energy Solutions for Cities and Buildings and Eco System.The document was endorsed...
New campaign to reduce car fuel consumption
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 27 January, 2015 8:22 am
The Saudi Center for Energy Efficiency at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology plans to launch a third campaign to reduce fuel consumption in the country, this time targeting drivers.The four-week campaign follows the government focusing on air-conditioners in 2013. In 2014, it issued...
SCTA suspends ongoing tourism festivals
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 27 January, 2015 8:10 am
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has decided to suspend the ongoing and planned tourism festivals in the Kingdom to mark the death of King Abdullah who passed away early on Friday morning.SCTA President Prince Sultan bin Salman extended his sincere condolences to the...
Massive show of support for king
Government | Tuesday 27 January, 2015 12:27 am
A large number of citizens declared loyalty to their new ruler, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, on Sunday.Regional governors and ambassadors posted in Saudi diplomatic missions across the world also received pledges of allegiance on behalf of King Salman on Sunday.More high-profile...
GE’s Power Conversion Business Helps Meet Rising Demand for Water and Electricity in Saudi Arabia
Environment & Energy | Monday 26 January, 2015 3:59 pm
GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) will provide the electrical variable speed drive (eVSD) system technology including motors and MV7000 drives to help power the new Yanbu 3 power and desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. The systems from GE will increase the efficiency of the desalination...
Tourist arrivals in Jeddah increase by 70%
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 26 January, 2015 9:02 am
The influx of tourists to Jeddah has increased by 70 percent with the festivals and activities drawing huge crowds to the historical city. Hotels and furnished apartments have also recorded an increase of 75 percent as tourists take advantage of online bookings to rent accommodations in...
Popular Support
Business & Money | Monday 26 January, 2015 8:57 am
King Salman will continue the march of progress in which King Abdullah and all Saudi kings participated. All citizens of Eastern Province stand behind him.— Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif King Salman made remarkable achievements as governor of Riyadh and has long experience in...
Ministry sets up call centers to help resolve labor disputes
Business & Money | Monday 26 January, 2015 8:55 am
The Ministry of Labor has begun to provide services to workers with labor dispute cases via call centers in Makkah, Riyadh, Arar, Hail, Najran, and Jazan. Work is ongoing to expand services to other regions gradually, according to an official report by the Labor Dispute Settlement Department at the ...