Shoura names heads of specialized committees

The first ordinary session of the new Shoura Council underway on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 20 December 2016
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Shoura names heads of specialized committees

RIYADH: Beginning the first ordinary meeting of its 7th session on Monday, the Shoura Council approved the heads of specialized committees and their deputies.
At the outset of the meeting, House Speaker Abdullah Al-Asheikh expressed thanks to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for addressing the Council which, he said, carried the road map for citizens and the homeland.
Later, the council members voted and selected heads of the specialized committees and their deputies as follows:
•Abdulaziz Al-Isa, chairman of the Islamic and Judiciary Affairs Committee, and Wasil Al-Muzan, vice chairman.
•Muna Al Mushait, chairperson of the Health Committee; Abdullah Al-Otaibi, vice chairman.
•Abdulrahman Al-Rashid, chairman of the Economy and Energy Committee; Noorah Yousef, vice chairman.
•Maj-Gen Abdullah Al-Sadoun, chairman of the Security Affairs Committee; Ata Al-Sabaiti, vice chairman.
•Zuhair Al-Harthi, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Huda Al-Hilaisi, vice chairman.
•Mohammed Al-Naqadi, chairman of the Administration and Human Resources Committee; Maadi Al-Qahtani, vice chairman.
•Nasir Al-Musa, chairman of the Education and Scientific Research Committee; Abdullah Al-Jakhaiman, vice chairman.
•Mufarrih Al-Zahrani, chairman of Haj, Housing and Services Committee; Aiman Fadil, vice chairman.
•Faiz Al-Shihri, chairman of the Culture, Media, Tourism and Antiquities Committee; Fatimah Al-Qarni, vice chairman.
•Osama Al-Rabia, chairman of the Financial Committee; Fahad bin Juma, vice chairman.
•Assaf Abu Thinain, chairman of the Human Rights and Regulatory Bodies Committee; Nihad Al-Jishi, vice chairman.
•Abbas Hadi, chairman of the Water, Agriculture and Environment Committee; Saud Al-Ruwaili, vice chairman.
•Sadoun Al-Sadoun, chairman of the Transport, Telecom and IT Committee; Abdulaziz Al-Hargan, vice chairman.
•Abdullah Al-Fouzan, chairman of the Social, Family and Youth Affairs Committee; Mastourah Al-Shammari, vice chairman.


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.