Security of banks and customers under scrutiny

Updated 09 April 2013
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Security of banks and customers under scrutiny

The security of the city's banks, employees and customers was the focus of a workshop held jointly by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and industry (JCCI) and the Jeddah police department on Sunday at the JCCI.
The two-day workshop entitled, “Together for a secure future,” was attended by the director general of Jeddah police Ali Mohammed Al-Ghamdi; Mazen Batterjee, vice president of the JCCI; Colonel Talal bin Ahmed Al-Syedlani from Jeddah police; Mohiuddin bin Yahya, assistant secretary general; and a number of finance experts and academics.
Batterjee said the security of the financial sector was the responsibility of all citizens and residents and was crucial for the country's economic development and stability. He said the JCCI was working closely with all government departments including the police.
The main aim was to prevent financial crimes, he added. It was important for the public and private sector to work together to ensure the safety and security of the industry, he said.
He said the JCCI was using workshops and training courses to enhance the technical skills of employees. Al-Ghamdi said it was important to educate customers about the need to institute proper safety precautions when doing their banking and other financial transactions.
He said security measures were important in a city as large and important as Jeddah. The city is the gateway to Makkah and a large economic hub, he added.
Al-Syedlani said all levels of relationships are covered by security measures, including those between banks and their customers and bank managers and the police.


Saudi Arabia launches humanitarian project ‘MASAM’

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Saudi Arabia launches humanitarian project ‘MASAM’

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) will unveil the details about its new humanitarian project “MASAM” today in Riyadh.
An event to announce the project will be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel at the Communications and Information Technology Complex.
A number of princes, ministers, senior officials, diplomats and representatives of national and international organizations will attend the ceremony. Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSRelief, will announce the details of the project and highlight its importance and objectives. The project will target several countries especially Yemen. AN Riyadh