Uninsulated buildings won’t be given power

Updated 01 April 2013
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Uninsulated buildings won’t be given power

The Ministry of Water and Electricity has decided to strictly enforce thermal insulation for all new buildings in the Western region beginning from the third quarter of 2013 as defaulters would not receive power.
“Electricity connections will not be given to new buildings licensed after this date except after making sure they applied thermal insulation,” the ministry said yesterday.
Saudi Electricity Company’s technicians will inspect new buildings under construction to make sure they follow the regulation. The ministry will organize a meeting in Jeddah on Tuesday to enlighten the public on the need to apply thermal insulation in buildings. A source said power would be cut as a penalty at noncompliant construction sites. He said the task (of inspecting the implementation of the royal order) required the SEC to hire more manpower and allocate more funds. SEC will establish an independent administration for thermal insulation inspections and recruit 32 inspectors in Riyadh and 37 in Eastern Province as well as five supervisors. The company is coordinating with municipalities.
More than 65 green-building projects have been launched in Saudi Arabia during the last two years and that 20 percent of Middle East’s green buildings are in the Kingdom.


Government initiative provides support for entrepreneurial families

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, deputy governor of Makkah region, patronize the signing of agreements to enable productive families to benefit from school canteens. (SPA)
Updated 22 May 2018
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Government initiative provides support for entrepreneurial families

JEDDAH: Saudi authorities are making all-out efforts to facilitate productive families by introducing different programs and offering them various incentives.

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz on Monday patronized the signing of agreements between the Education Ministry and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development within an initiative led by the Integration Development Center that helps enable Saudi productive families to benefit from school canteens.

The initiative targets more than 480 families from different governorates in the region to work in the “families” initiative, following the success of the first and second phases in Jeddah, Rabigh, Al-Lith and Adham.

The agreements provide for the preparation and training of families through intensive training courses in marketing programs and business administration, and creating a productive and healthy working environment for the education sector in Makkah. 

The initiative serves productive families in all parts of the Makkah region, enabling the most needy groups to participate effectively and fully integrate into society. In addition to creating job opportunities for citizens by enabling them to invest in the field of school canteens through operating them or by marketing their products to become permanent food outlets.