Crown prince attends funerals of Prince Turki, Princess Seeta

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Updated 27 December 2012
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Crown prince attends funerals of Prince Turki, Princess Seeta

Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, senior Cabinet members and large number of princes and officials attended the funerals of Prince Turki bin Sultan, deputy minister of culture and information for media affairs, and Princess Seeta, mother of Asir Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khaled, at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque here yesterday.
Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, grand mufti, led the funeral prayers for both Prince Turki and Princess Seeta, which were attended by a large number of people, including Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Eastern Province Gov. Prince Muhammad bin Fahd and Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja.
Later, Crown Prince Salman, Prince Khaled bin Sultan, deputy defense minister, Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk, Prince Faisal, governor of Asir, and other close relatives received condolences from princes, senior officials and others on the death of Prince Turki and Princess Seeta.
Prince Turki, 53, who had held important positions at the Ministry of Culture and Information, died on Tuesday. He was general supervisor of Saudi sports channels.
Princess Seeta bint Fahd Al-Damir, 90, also died on Tuesday.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.