Shoura urges hike in gas production

Updated 03 April 2013
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Shoura urges hike in gas production

The Shoura Council yesterday urged the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to increase production of gas in order to meet growing demand, especially for desalination and electricity generation purposes.
During the reading of the annual report from the ministry, the council pointed out that there is a growing demand for gas in the Kingdom because of power generation, water desalination and petrochemical industries.
“Members therefore requested that the ministry increase the production of gas to meet local demand,” the secretary-general of the Shoura said. The Shoura Council also stated that there should be more oil refineries to cope with the increasing demand for oil and gas.
The council also stressed that cosmetic products sold in the Kingdom should be thoroughly monitored by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority to avoid the marketing of counterfeit products that could have adverse health effects. The members added that the SFDA should keep a close eye on the illegal importation of such products to the Kingdom.
The Shoura members made this comment while discussing the articles of a new law that would regulate marketing of such products.
The council added the workers in nuclear and solar companies should be provided with facilities and services such as housing and health insurance.


King Salman receives GCC secretary-general in Jeddah

King Salman receives the secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 28 May 2018
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King Salman receives GCC secretary-general in Jeddah

JEDDAH: Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, the secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, called on King Salman in Jeddah on Sunday and expressed warm greetings for the holy month of Ramadan.

During the meeting a number of issues related to the Gulf region came under discussion. 

In a separate meeting, ambassadors of different countries called on King Salman on Sunday. The king met Ambassador of Djibouti Dya-Eddin Said Bamakhrama, Eritrean Ambassador Mohammed Omar Mahmoud, Omani Ambassador Ahmed bin Hilal Al-Busaidy, Argentinian Ambassador Jaime Sergio Cerda, Austrian Ambassador Gregor Kossler, Singaporean Ambassador Lawrence Anderson, Australian Ambassador Ralph King and Canadian Ambassador Dennis Horak.