Conference on industrial security starts Sunday

Updated 03 December 2012
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Conference on industrial security starts Sunday

The 15th International Conference and Exhibition for Industrial Security (IFSEC & OSH Arabia 2012) will kick off next Sunday at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC) under the auspices of Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Naif.
The event will be organized by the Ministry of Interior and will be represented by the Higher Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS).
The conference, which runs between Dec 9 and 11, is sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) and the Technology Control Company. HCIS Secretary-General Khalid bin Sa’ad Al-Aqeel said the conference aims to lay down strategies and scientific plans for industrial security and ways of dealing with these plans based on the latest international standards.
The exhibition will display the latest security, fire protection and safety solutions under one roof by participating international exhibitors. This was quoted by Saudi Press Agency.
More than 16 countries will participate in the event, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the European and Asian countries, in addition to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and local companies.


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

Updated 24 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize on Wednesday the launch of the “Qiddiya” Project which is the new entertainment, sports and cultural destination in the Kingdom.
The project will be built in Al-Giddiya area, some 40 km west of the capital, Riyadh.
The foundation stone ceremony of will be attended by a host of local and international officials, as well as a number of decision-makers, major investors and representatives of the regional and international companies, marking the launch of the project’s formal infrastructure. The first phase will be completed by 2022.
In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Tounsi, Secretary General of the Foundation Council of the Qiddiya Project of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) said that the inauguration of this vital project is a real translation of the aspirations of the Kingdom’s wise leadership and its relentless efforts to develop mega projects that would contribute effectively to achieve many direct and indirect economic returns, and to advance sustainable development for the benefit of the homeland and the citizen, in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
“About two-thirds of the Kingdom’s population is under the age of 35. There is a great need for Qiddiya Project to provide them with entertainment. The project will save about $30 billion, which will be used to develop the domestic economy and create new job opportunities for Saudi youths,” he added.
For his part, Michael Reininger, Chief Executive of Qiddiya, said, “we are delighted to be a key contributor to boost the Kingdom’s economic development and investment, not only for the entertainment industry but also to projects that will develop the capabilities the young Saudi people.”