03 Shawwal 1445 - 12 April 2024
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IMFC selects Al-Jadaan as new Chair
Government | Thursday 14 December, 2023 9:30 am
Saudi Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan was selected as Chairperson of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) for a three-year term starting Jan. 4, 2024. Al-Jadaan will succeed Nadia Calviño, Spain's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital...
Department of Community Development delegation visits South Korea to gain insight into nation’s social sector impact
Government | Wednesday 13 December, 2023 11:55 am
A delegation from the Department of Community Development (DCD) undertook a benchmarking visit to South Korea in order to engage with subject matter experts, share experiences, and gain deeper insights into social services and their impact. The delegation also benefitted from engaging with the...
UAE General Civil Aviation Authority signs cooperation agreements with Brazil, Switzerland
Government | Saturday 9 December, 2023 10:53 am
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to strengthen and reinforce cooperation in the field of air transportation with Brazil and Switzerland, on the sidelines of the UAE delegation's participation in the fifteenth ICAO Air Services Negotiation...
Insurance benefits expenses reach SAR 10.7B in November: GOSI
Government | Saturday 9 December, 2023 10:36 am
The General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) stated that total expenses of insurance benefits stood at SAR 10.7 billion in November.   GOSI indicated that compensation under the unemployment insurance scheme (SANED) exceeded SAR 87.2 million, while the total pensions...
Saudi Arabia prioritizes new, start-up sectors; eyes digital economy: Al-Kassabi
Government | Saturday 9 December, 2023 10:26 am
Saudi Arabia eyes economic diversification and prioritizes new and start-up sectors, as its non-oil exports grew 77% from 2016 to 2022, said Majid Al-Kassabi, Minister of Commerce and Chairman of National Competitiveness Center.   During his participation at a ministerial...
Education Minister: 90 projects operational in 2023; 125 insolvent projects addressed
Government | Friday 8 December, 2023 8:50 am
More than 90 educational service projects became operational in 2023, while 707 schools Kingdom-wide were rehabilitated in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Education Yousef Al Benyan said.   The ministry addressed over 125 insolvent projects to...
Saudi Arabia develops program to address water supply, demand until 2050: Minister
Government | Friday 8 December, 2023 8:49 am
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) finalized setting the Kingdom’s water strategy, determining its water conservation needs to improve services and ensure their sustainability, Minister Abdulrahman AlFadley stated.    At Budget...
Crown Prince launches urban plan, branding of Qiddiya city
Government | Friday 8 December, 2023 8:14 am
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Prime Minister and Chairman of the board of directors of the Qiddiya Investment Co. (QIC) launched the urban design for the city of Qiddiya and Qiddiya’s brand, Saudi Press Agency reported. Qiddiya city will become, in the near future, the foremost global...
80% of HRSD ministry services digital; Crown Prince raised female participation target to 40%
Government | Friday 8 December, 2023 6:32 am
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) provides 1,000 automated digital services, or 80% of all the ministry’s 1,300 services, Minister Ahmed Al-Rajhi said in the Saudi Budget 2023 Forum.   The digital transformation journey began four years ago, aiming to make...
Nazaha investigates 341 suspects, arrests 146 in November
Government | Saturday 2 December, 2023 7:18 am
The Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) investigated several legal and administrative cases through 2,024 inspection tours in November.    The authority investigated 341 alleged suspects, while 146 others were arrested, some of whom were released on bail, on...