GASTAT, CSC form national committee on data

The first meeting of the national committee at the headquarters of the Council of Saudi Chambers, in Riyadh. (AN photo)
Updated 24 January 2017
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GASTAT, CSC form national committee on data

RIYADH: A national committee has been formed to regulate the relationship between the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) and the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC).
Khulood bint Abdulaziz Al-Dhakeel was chosen as the chairperson of the committee, while Waleed Bin Sabah Al-Sabah and Ali Bin Jumma will be the two vice-presidents.
The new committee will enable the CSC and GASTAT to coordinate with the relevant private sector and public agencies for increased coordination in exchanging data and information, as well as boosting the base of statistical data in the Kingdom.
During the first meeting of the committee, members reviewed the development of strategic visions and the work program.
Meanwhile, arrangements are being made to hold the first GCC statistical forum under the theme of “Enhancing Statistical Partnerships to Support Economic Policies and Sustainable Development in the GCC Region” on March 20.
The forum will gather people concerned in statistics such as data producers, data users, and the academic sector.


Saudi princess wins first place in King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival

Updated 17 February 2019
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Saudi princess wins first place in King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival

Princess Sirene Bint Abdul Rahman bin Khalid Al-Saud fought off competition, coming first in the single Al-Dig (under 4-year-old camels) category at the third annual King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival.

The princess is the first female participant to take part in the Saudi camel festivals.

The third King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival organized by the country’s Camel Club runs until March 20 in the southern Sayahdah district of Al-Dahnaa.