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Jeddah to Makkah road named after Crown Prince
Government | Friday 9 August, 2019 12:07 am
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah Province and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has approved the proposal put forward by Makkah Municipality to name the road leading to Makkah from Jeddah after Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, based on the...
Minister of Media inspects preparations of ministry and its affiliated bodies for Hajj season
Government | Thursday 8 August, 2019 4:23 am
Minister of Media Turki bin Abdullah Al Shabana this evening visited the Media Center in Jeddah to see the progress of the preparations by the Ministry and the media bodies for the Hajj season this year 1440 AH. The minister listened to an explanation from the Center's officials regarding the...
GACA applies precise standards to improve its services
Government | Wednesday 7 August, 2019 3:47 am
During the current Haj season, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has implemented several precise standards to improve the experience of the Guests of Allah from the time they arrive at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International...
Saudi forum reveals smart technologies used to enhance pilgrims’ Hajj experience
Government | Tuesday 6 August, 2019 5:16 am
 Smart technologies being used and developed in the Kingdom to improve services for Hajj pilgrims were revealed at a forum held in the holy city of Makkah. Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif inaugurated the “Advanced Technology Utilization on Hajj –...
Saudi Arabia puts in place new measurement tools for Hajj quality control
Government | Monday 5 August, 2019 4:40 am
Saudi Arabia's National Center for Performance Measurement (ADAA) has announced the launch of measurement operations for this year’s Hajj season. The center will target 50 services provided by 16 government agencies to pilgrims from Saudi Arabia and around the Islamic world in Makkah,...
329,000 people stopped from entering Makkah for lack of Hajj permit
Government | Monday 5 August, 2019 2:38 am
Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal on Sunday said more than 329,000 people have been stopped from entering the holy city for lack of Hajj permit. More than 144,000 vehicles without permits have also been disallowed from entering the city, 15 drivers have been arrested for illegally...
Kingdom allocates a new link to pilgrims of Qatar
Government | Sunday 4 August, 2019 3:14 am
 In accordance with the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, to facilitate the arrival of all pilgrims and to...
Saudi Civil Defense steps up safety plan for Hajj
Government | Sunday 4 August, 2019 2:11 am
Teams involved in the implementation of the medical evacuation plan and addressing emergencies involving hazardous materials during the Hajj season held a meeting on Saturday to coordinate their work to maintain pilgrim safety. The meeting, chaired by Maj. Khalid bin Abdulkarim Al-Awdah, assistant ...
SAMA's decision on repo and reverse repo rates
Government | Thursday 1 August, 2019 2:00 am
SAMA has decided to lower its repo rate from 300 basis points to 275 basis points, and its reverse repo rate from 250 basis points to 225 basis points with immediate effect. Rate adjustments are in line with SAMA's objective of preserving monetary stability. ...
 Ministry of Finance Releases Q2 2019 Budget Performance Report
Government | Tuesday 30 July, 2019 7:25 pm
His Excellency the Minister of Finance, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Jada’an announced today, July 30, 2019, the 2nd Quarter Performance Report of the state's budget for the fiscal year 2019. The fiscal data reflect improvement in financial performance during the first half of this year...