Forum on SMEs, food security planned

Updated 29 December 2012

Forum on SMEs, food security planned

An upcoming Arab Private Sector Forum will witness 21 proposals for development projects, Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) Chairman Abdullah Al-Mobty said yesterday.
The forum is set to take place in Riyadh on Jan. 12.
The proposals will focus on specific economic sectors, such as food security, small and medium-sized enterprises, agricultural and livestock enterprises, housing, youth employment, and technology related initiatives.
Workshops and presentations will enlighten the audience so they can discuss the best methods to finance and implement the proposals.
Al-Mobty explained that the Arab world would require 70 million jobs in the next decade. “This is an opportunity to gear ourselves to meet the growing demand by introducing new projects to suit the needs of the Arab states.”
The projects would be implemented across the Arab region and would contribute to strengthening the joint Arab economic ventures as well as job creation at a time when the population is growing rapidly.
He pointed out that the new projects would benefit both the public and private sectors. He also noted that those projects were selected based on high-level standards in terms of feasibility, added value and the comparative advantages for countries that would implement them.
The prominent institutions that will present their projects would include the Arab Labor Organization (ALO), the Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO), the Islamic Development Bank, the Arab ICT Organization (AICTO), the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) Kuwait, and the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD).

Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa distributes aid packets among poor families in Comoros. (SPA)
Updated 27 April 2018

Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

  • The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032
  • The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago

Comoros’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hamid Karhila, has commended the development efforts carried out by the Muslim World League (MWL) in his country. 

He also expressed his government’s gratitude to the MWL for its initiative launched by Secretary-General Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa.

Karhila said during a visit to the headquarters of the International Association for Relief, Care and Development (IARCD): “The new Comorian government aims to keep this cooperation with the MWL. This would help achieve more developmental and humanitarian projects that serve the Comorian people.”

Secretary-General of the IARCD Abdul Aziz Sarhan said: “The Muslim World League will continue to provide assistance and stand with the needy in all countries around the world.”

Sarhan said that the association carried out various humanitarian, medical and relief projects in the Comoros at a cost of SR10,916,645. These projects benefited 1,104,969 people between 2006 and 2017.

The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032, which benefited 971,333 people. 

The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago. These institutes graduated thousands of students who occupy some of the highest positions in the Republic of the Comoros.

The MWL is also building a mosque at a cost of SR200,000 and working on the construction of an artesian well that cost SR130,000, as well as two surface wells at a cost of SR20,000.