French entrepreneurs to build eco-friendly factories

Updated 01 January 2014
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French entrepreneurs to build eco-friendly factories

Saudi and French businessmen held joint workshops in the Council of Saudi Chambers on water and energy, current projects in Saudi Arabia, their economic indicators including budgets, economic activities and the developing infrastructure.
The Saudi investors discussed the challenges facing these sectors represented in the increasing demand for energy, electricity and water due to the expansion of industrial projects and the population growth, saying that the Kingdom is moving toward renewable energy resources.
The French businessmen offered to build eco-friendly factories and a pioneering hospital in the Kingdom.
The workshop reviewed investment opportunities in the Kingdom in the field of setting up electrical, water, energy and gas stations. The French businessmen expressed their interest in the Saudi market and their wish to share their expertise with Saudi companies.
The second workshop discussed available investment opportunities in transportation, health and educational services, in addition to rural development and human resources. Specialists in a number of government and private organizations made a power point presentation on the transportation strategy in the Kingdom. They reviewed projects that have been implemented in the past and projects being implemented now, especially in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. These included Tunnel development and railroad projects, as well as the Makkah and Riyadh Metro stations.
The workshop discussed the Kingdom’s needs in the health sector, which has many partnership opportunities, along with education, which is in need of development. The Saudis focused on the challenges to technology and the environment while the French presented the most important companies working in the Kingdom in transportation, railroads, metro stations, health, water and waste disposal pointing out that France has wide experience in these fields.


KSRelief offers 40 electric wheel chairs to amputees in Sanaa

Updated 23 October 2018
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KSRelief offers 40 electric wheel chairs to amputees in Sanaa

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has offered amputees and individuals with special needs 40 electric wheel chairs in Sanaa as part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to aid the people of Yemen.
The governor of Sanaa praised the Saudi center’s efforts in helping Yemeni people and offering the beneficiaries wheel chairs to help facilitate their movement and ease their suffering, which was a consequence of the war caused by Houthi militia.
KSRelief also signed a joint cooperation agreement to rehabilitate children recruited by the Houthi militia. The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, Supervisor General of KSRelief.
Al-Rabeeah said in a press statement that the seventh and eighth phases of the rehabilitation project for children recruited by the Houthi militias have been signed.
KSRelief in Aden also organized on Monday a technical support course in managing and coordinating the camps of displaced people, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The course aims to train supervisors of camps of displaced persons in several Yemeni governorates.
This training course comes within the humanitarian and aid projects being provided by KSRelief for the Yemeni people in all the Yemeni governorates.
In statements to the official Saudi Press Agency, Al-Rabeeah praised the Kingdom as a symbol of humanitarian action in the world and a shining sign in the provision of aid to needy countries.
Al-Rabeebah said: “The total number of Saudi financial contributions in international organizations and bodies amounted to just over $9 million, while total humanitarian, development and charitable projects amounted to $33 billion.