Filipino maid recruitment resumes

Updated 02 October 2012
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Filipino maid recruitment resumes

The Labor Ministry announced yesterday that it has started accepting applications to recruit Filipino maids following an agreement between the Kingdom and the Philippines.
“We have reached a final agreement with the Philippines on the recruitment of housemaids. We will restart issuance of visas on the basis of this agreement,” said Deputy Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani.
The new agreement contains 19 clauses to safeguard the interests of both the sponsor and worker. The contract does not specify the monthly salary as the matter has been left to the parties in line with the existing regulations in the two countries.


Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 16 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

  • The move aims to serve pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their dearest ones back home

MAKKAH: One million sim cards and free internet will be offered as gifts to pilgrims performing Hajj this year upon arriving at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The initiative is part of a program aimed at serving pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their nearest and dearest back home.

A field team will be working 24 hours during the Hajj season to offer this service to the arriving pilgrims so that they can share their experience with their families.

The project comes as part of  efforts by the Kingdom to serve pilgrims under directions by King Salman and the Crown Prince to allow pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease.