993,608 residents avail of labor recruitment services

Updated 29 November 2016
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993,608 residents avail of labor recruitment services

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has announced that 993,608 residents of the Kingdom have availed themselves of its program in the recruitment of domestic workers.
“Citizens and residents of the Kingdom wishing to avail themselves of the ministry’s program in recruitment can go to the link http://www.musaned.gov.sa, said Khalid Aba Al-Khail, the ministry’s spokesman. He said that the site allows users to identify the offices and companies which had been licensed to carry out the activity of providing recruitment services to residents of the Kingdom.
He pointed out that this information was in addition to the listing of nationalities and professions available, as well as costs extended to each. He added that the site also allows customers to learn about the rights of domestic workers and the employer’s rights, and the duties of the parties during the period of the contract between them.
The ministry spokesman added that the household employment program “comes from the keenness of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to frame the relationship between the contracting parties.”
Aba Al-Khail added that the reason for this was “to ensure their continuity, as well as its contribution to the stability of the market, adjust recruitment costs, and deliver the quality and appropriate services to citizens and residents alike.”
The spokesman added that the site also offers customers access to the forms and documents of household employment, warning customers of dealing with persons or institutions that claim to provide supportive services.
He pointed out that the site also allows the parties to the contractual process to identify the mechanism for filing complaints as well as disputes, and urged all customers to report irregularities or problems they face in recruiting through official channels.


New technologies help increase number of flights, passengers in Saudi Arabia’s airports — GACA

Updated 24 March 2019
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New technologies help increase number of flights, passengers in Saudi Arabia’s airports — GACA

  • More than 99.86 million passengers departed or arrived through 771,828 flights in the Kingdom's international and domestic airports in 2018
  • GACA is due to host Global Aviation Summit 2019 on April 1 and 2 in Riyadh

JEDDAH: New technologies applied in Saudi Arabia's airports has contributed to aviation growth in the Kingdom and has provided solutions for passenger’s trips, air cargo and investments, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has said.

GACA earlier reported an 8 percent increase in passenger numbers and 4 percent in flight rates in 2018.

It said more than 99.86 million passengers departed or arrived through 771,828 flights in the Kingdom's international and domestic airports in 2018, compared to 92.42 million passengers on board 741,293 flights in 2017.

"The GACA is keen to adopt plans to develop the Kingdom's airports network in order to keep pace with the steady increase in air traffic, increase the reliability of services, maximize geographic coverage and enhance the contribution of the airports to the overall economic growth of the country," it said.

For example, it said, GACA provides information through technology to reduce paperwork, operating costs and streamline business processes while reducing time to address them.

Most prominent among these e-services is the “Self-Services at the Kingdom's airports” that include check-in kiosks that provide boarding passes and luggage identification cards and self-service baggage drops that allows passengers to self-check their luggage.

It also provides self-scanning devices for bags in the arrival halls, ensuring that all baggage and other cargo arrive at the airport through the installation of electronic gates for the passage of freight vehicles before being emptied into the luggage compartment. 

Electronic gates and document scanning machines ensure that a traveler's information is correct and that boarding passes, passports, national identity and residency are valid.

Other services include airport operations systems and flight information display for some domestic airports.

To ensure accuracy in the flight schedules, GACA said it is working on a project to link the Saudi Arabian Airlines traffic management system to the Airport Management System, of which 50 percent has been completed.

GACA is due to host Global Aviation Summit 2019 on April 1 and 2 in Riyadh to review the infrastructure projects for airports and smart airports, the available opportunities to operate the airports and provide advanced services and consultations in civil aviation, among others.