Fuel tank fire put out

Updated 23 November 2013

Fuel tank fire put out

Civil Defense firefighters contained a major fire that gutted three diesel tanks northeast of Jeddah on Tuesday, stopping the blaze from spreading to nearby buildings.
Col. Saeed Sarhan, spokesman of the department in the Makkah region, said the firefighters moved to the area soon after receiving information about the fire. “Five firefighting teams, a rescue team and an ambulance were immediately mobilized,” the spokesman said. A snorkel truck was also sent to the site.
He said that Civil Defense teams used foam to fight the fire from three sides.
Sarhan said nobody was injured in the accident. “We have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the blaze,” Sarhan said.

Saudi campaign against corruption a pillar of Vision 2030, says anti-graft chief

The main office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) in Riyadh. (AN file photo)
Updated 25 May 2018

Saudi campaign against corruption a pillar of Vision 2030, says anti-graft chief

JEDDAH: The president of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), Dr. Khaled bin Abdulmohsen Al-Muhaisen, lauded King Salman for his efforts to fight corruption.

Those efforts have had a great impact, Al-Muhaisen told the UN General Assembly on the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

The fight against corruption cannot succeed unless it is based on a clear vision, political support, and complementary national and international efforts, he added.

The main foundations of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan are transparency, integrity and fighting corruption, he said, adding: “The Kingdom does not give anyone immunity in corruption cases.”

Al-Muhaisen thanked the UN Secretariat for convening the meeting, and thanked the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for its efforts with state parties to implement UNCAC.

He commended all international efforts to prevent and fight corruption, stressing the importance of cooperation among states to enable sustainable development in fair and transparent environments.

Saudi Arabia is among 184 countries that are party to UNCAC.