New passport office opens at Red Sea Mall

Updated 29 April 2014
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New passport office opens at Red Sea Mall

The Passport Department has opened a new office for citizens and residents at the Red Sea Mall.
Gen. Abdul Rahman bin Abdullah Al-Tuwairki, deputy director general of the department, opened the office on Monday. It will have a special female section.
Al-Tuwairki said the office would provide various services including exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas, and the issue and renewal of residence cards for domestic workers.
The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 12, and then from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday. It will be open in the evenings on Thursday and Friday.
Mohammad Alawi, chief executive officer of the Red Sea Markets Company, said he was happy the passport department chose the mall because it would allow the public easier access to services.
“We are confident that this step will significantly boost the mall. It will ensure a variety of services for visitors and the mall’s workers. We hope Allah grants it success,” he said.


King Salman to inaugurate key mining, industrial projects

Updated 18 min 18 sec ago
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King Salman to inaugurate key mining, industrial projects

  • The king will visit Waad Al-Shamal City for Mining Industries in the northern borders to inaugurate a number of mining and industrial projects
  • The Saudi Cabinet noted the visit by King Salman to Qassim and Hail, attending citizens’ celebrations as well as his inauguration of a number of development projects

JEDDAH: King Salman will visit the northern regions of the Kingdom next week to inaugurate a number of development projects.
The king will also visit Waad Al-Shamal City for Mining Industries in the northern borders to inaugurate a number of mining and industrial projects, the Royal Court said in a statement on Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Sheikh Abdullah Al Al-Asheikh announced that the king will inaugurate the activities of the third year of the seventh session of the Shoura Council next Monday. The king will deliver a speech on Saudi Arabia’s internal and external policy.
The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday also noted the visit by King Salman to the two regions of Qassim and Hail, attending citizens’ celebrations as well as his inauguration and laying the cornerstone of a number of development projects.
This reflects the king’s directives to provide services for all citizens and regions in the Kingdom for the achievement of further growth and development.
The Cabinet also commended the king’s directive to release prisoners and the insolvent in the regions of Qassim and Hail and pay their debts, considering it an extension of his care for insolvent and limited-income citizens.
The Cabinet reviewed the Kingdom’s support for the Palestinian cause, pointing to the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD)’s transfer of the Kingdom’s financial contribution to support the Palestinian Authority’s budget for August, September and October 2018, including an additional contribution totaling $60 million.
The Cabinet reiterated Saudi Arabia’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the bombing that took place in Mosul, northern Iraq; the suicide attacks in the Iraqi capital of Mogadishu and the Afghani capital of Kabul; and the attack in the city of Melbourne, Australia, confirming the Kingdom’s rejection of violence, terrorism and extremism, offering condolences to the families of the dead and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
The Cabinet reviewed a number of scientific and cultural activities, stressing that the patronage of King Salman of the honoring ceremony of winners of the eighth King Khalid Award is considered an expression of his support for the prize to achieve its humanitarian, social and developmental goals.