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.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.