New science center in Madinah

Updated 23 December 2012

New science center in Madinah

Riyadh: Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, Minister of Education and Chairman of scientific Centers in the Kingdom, announced today the forthcoming laying of the foundation stone of a scientific center in the Madinah area.
The center will occupy an area of over 40,000 square meters and will be built in accordance with the latest specifications and international standards in the design of scientific centers.
The center will part of the projects to build 14 scientific centers in a number of regions and governorates of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Minister of Education made the announcement while chairing this morning a meeting here, of the Board of Directors of scientific centers.
The meeting dealt with discussions on the Board’s plans, strategic partnerships and mechanisms of action for the upcoming period.


Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

Updated 17 June 2019

Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has provided $1 million to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday.

The announcement came as part of the “Kingdom’s efforts in supporting international organizations and bodies and the leadership’s keenness to play an important role in the most important international and regional organizations,” SPA said.

The aid will go towards supporting ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative, which aims to assist developing countries in applying the standards and recommended methods for the safety and security of civil aviation.

The aid will also contribute to the costs of translating the organization’s documents and publications into Arabic.

The President of the Kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri thanked King Salman for his support to the aviation sector locally, regionally and globally, 

He said: “this contributes to the development of the aviation industry and to improve the safety and security of civil aviation in developing countries, least developed countries and island states.

The $1 million of financial assistance is an extension of the Kingdom's previous financial support in 2016 which “ the level of safety and security of civil aviation in the Middle East and Africa," Al-Mansouri said.

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the ICAO’s president, thanked the king for the support.