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

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.


Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

Updated 19 August 2019

Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition

  • The Arab coalition denounced Saturday's attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant
  • The Yemeni militant attack sparked a fire but caused no casualties or disruption to production

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the internationally recognized government in Yemen on Monday denounced a Houthi attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant in Saudi Arabia.
The militants claimed 10 drones struck the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the border with the UAE on Saturday.
“The Houthi militia have endangered global energy security by targeting Shaybah oil field in Saudi Arabia,” spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
The militants, who are based in Yemen and backed by Iran, have used drones laden with explosives to target infrastructure in the Kingdom.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, Col. Al-Maliki said the that Houthi and Daesh militias are conducting simultaneous operations in Yemen, stressing that the Houthis, who sparked the Yemen war in 2014, continue to pose a clear threat in the southern Red Sea.
The coalition, which includes Saudi Arabia and the UAE, intervened in the Yemen conflict in 2015 to support forces loyal to the internationally recognized government after it was driven from the capital Sanaa by the Houthis.