No woman in judiciary

Updated 14 August 2012
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No woman in judiciary

No Saudi woman is working in the judiciary and public prosecutor's office, the Ministry of Civil Service said in its annual report for 2010.
The report indicated that the unemployment rate among women in the Kingdom has reached 29.6 percent.
“Most of the employed women work in education and health sectors,” it said, adding that women have very little representation among diplomats.
“Only one female diplomat works among the 973 male diplomats,” the report pointed out.
Inversely, the percentage of women in teaching jobs exceeds that of men.
“The teaching field attracts more women as their number in the sector has reached more than 230,000, while the number of male teachers stands at 211,000,” the report said.
A good number of Saudi women are seen in the health department: Around 25,000 women work in the sector against 53,000 men.
In the judicial system, however, all 1,555 judges are male, the report said. There are no women among the 1,713 investigators at the Investigation & Prosecution Bureau.
Among the total number of government employees, Saudi men make up 66.6 percent of the total with 589,000 employees, while there are 280,000 women.
The report indicates that 4,380 women employees resigned their jobs during the year against 7,371 males who left their jobs.
“In the government sector, Saudis represent the lion’s share of employees with 92.2 percent. Only 8.7 percent of government jobs are done by foreign nationals,” the report said.
As many as 227,000 Saudi men are engaged in public sector jobs against a mere 21,000 Saudi women who work in the sector.
“There are about 13,000 Saudi men who work as college professors, readers and lecturers and 11,000 women engaged in the same professions,” the report said.
The report also explains the employment situation of expatriates. It pointed out that 75,000 male and female foreigners are working in the government sector.
In the field of education, there are 4,744 expatriates working with 52,000 foreigners in the health department.

 


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

Updated 24 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize on Wednesday the launch of the “Qiddiya” Project which is the new entertainment, sports and cultural destination in the Kingdom.
The project will be built in Al-Giddiya area, some 40 km west of the capital, Riyadh.
The foundation stone ceremony of will be attended by a host of local and international officials, as well as a number of decision-makers, major investors and representatives of the regional and international companies, marking the launch of the project’s formal infrastructure. The first phase will be completed by 2022.
In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Tounsi, Secretary General of the Foundation Council of the Qiddiya Project of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) said that the inauguration of this vital project is a real translation of the aspirations of the Kingdom’s wise leadership and its relentless efforts to develop mega projects that would contribute effectively to achieve many direct and indirect economic returns, and to advance sustainable development for the benefit of the homeland and the citizen, in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
“About two-thirds of the Kingdom’s population is under the age of 35. There is a great need for Qiddiya Project to provide them with entertainment. The project will save about $30 billion, which will be used to develop the domestic economy and create new job opportunities for Saudi youths,” he added.
For his part, Michael Reininger, Chief Executive of Qiddiya, said, “we are delighted to be a key contributor to boost the Kingdom’s economic development and investment, not only for the entertainment industry but also to projects that will develop the capabilities the young Saudi people.”