Textile Arabia expo will open new doors for youth in KSA

Updated 12 March 2014
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Textile Arabia expo will open new doors for youth in KSA

Textile Arabia, the international exhibition of apparel, machinery, clothes, latest equipment and technology from Germany, Italy, France, Pakistan and other countries will kick off in Jeddah from March 25 at the Jeddah International Center for forums and events.
The 6-day exhibition will be organized by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) with 120 international exhibitors and experts of the textile industry.
Mohiuddin Hakami, assistant secretary general at the JCCI in a press conference on Monday, said that this exhibition will help in the development of the fashion and textile industry which has investments reaching up to SR10 billion.
He said that the aim of this exhibition is to enhance the international investment in the sector, rehabilitation of youth in the sector with the help of the textile and fashion committee at JCCI, develop the local industry and join the developed countries in this sector.
He emphasized that Saudi women are very interested in the fashion and textile industry so this exhibition with international models and experts of textiles and fashion will provide an excellent opportunity to those who want to enter this industry.
He further said that the readymade clothes are a good option for productive families and medium and small enterprises to develop their business.
Mohammed Al Shehri the chairman of the textile and clothing committee at JCCI said that the event will host an exclusive selection of designers and people interested in the fashion industry at every level. Everyone related to the sector is expected to be present from local merchants, manufacturers and fashion designers.
“The aim of this exhibition is to introduce the techniques and modern production methods that are used internationally and to boost the national industry by opening doors for new job opportunities for the youth in this sector and enhance their competitiveness in the garments’ sector,” he explained.
He also said that the exhibition aims to foster an exchange of expertise, experiences and transfer of knowledge through a series of workshops that will be held on the sidelines of the exhibition with specialized experts from Germany, France, Japan and the United States. It is expected that there will be information on the latest developments, techniques, machineries and specialized equipment in the fashion and textile industry.
Abdullah Iraqi, a representative of the Arab textile company showed a keen interest in the exhibition and said the youth will be able to learn how they can contribute to the economy of the country through this industry. He also suggested that universities and colleges visit the exhibition to see the benefit of having subjects related to textile and industry in the curriculum to develop the talent of those who are interested in this field.
Iraqi stressed that the Kingdom needs to develop the textile industry through small and medium industries. He said that this exhibition will be a great opportunity to learn about this sector adding that he planned to launch a hashtag program for youth to participate and learn more about the industry.


Saudi Arabia plans to introduce Chinese into the curriculum at all education levels

Updated 22 February 2019
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Saudi Arabia plans to introduce Chinese into the curriculum at all education levels

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and China on Friday agreed to include the Chinese language as a curriculum at all stages of education in schools and universities across the Kingdom.
The agreement came during a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a high-level Chinese delegation in the capital Beijing, in a bid to strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation and deepen the strategic partnership at all levels between both countries.
The move aims to enable a comprehensive strategic partnership to achieve the aspirations of the Saudi and Chinese leaderships and seize the promising opportunities between their two peoples, a relationship which has extended for decades.
The inclusion of the Chinese language will enhance the cultural diversity of students in the Kingdom and contribute to the achievement of the future national goals in the field of education for the Vision 2030.
The introduction of Chinese into the curriculum is an important step toward opening new academic horizons for students of various educational levels in the Kingdom.
Learning Chinese will serve as a bridge between the two peoples and would contribute to increasing trade and cultural ties.