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.


Efforts continue at Prophet's Mosque to serve worshippers during Ramadan

Updated 24 May 2018
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Efforts continue at Prophet's Mosque to serve worshippers during Ramadan

RIYADH: The General Directorate for the Affairs of Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, or the Prophet's Mosque, is carrying on with plans during the month of Ramadan to serve visitors, the Saudi Press Agency has said.
The directorate has prepared the mosque to accommodate worshipers at the time of prayers, in addition to monitoring the Iftar meals offered at the mosque and its external courts.
It also said it has intensified its water services, cleaning efforts and air conditioning around the clock to provide worshipers with an atmosphere full of serenity and reverence.
SPA took pictures of the services offered at the mosque, beginning with guiding visitors and organizing their entry through the gates of the Prophet’s Mosque to the men and women sections. It also directs worshippers to the emptier courts to avoid crowding.
It also captured the preparations for setting the Iftar meals at the mosque, including the installing of water spray fans at the outside squares due to sustain high temperatures during summer, so that visitors pray with ease and comfort.