Abdul Latif Jameel to bring latest spinal injuries treatment to KSA

Updated 18 March 2017
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Abdul Latif Jameel to bring latest spinal injuries treatment to KSA

Abdul Latif Jameel has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japanese company Cyberdyne Inc. to bring to Saudi Arabia state-of-the-art technology that will help patients who have suffered traumatic spinal injuries.
The MoU with Cyberdyne’s Cybernic treatment and its revolutionary Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) coincides with King Salman’s visit to Japan last week.
HAL technology is a form of robotic technology that can regenerate, improve, support and expand patients’ brain-neuro-physical functions.
Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, chairman and CEO of Abdul Latif Jameel, said: “Thanks to advances in medicine and technology, patients are able to lead better quality lives after suffering major spinal injuries. Cyberdyne is at the forefront of developing highly advanced medical technology, and the MoU will bring this technology to patients in Saudi Arabia, aiming to transform lives for the better.”
The MoU was signed by Jameel and Yoshiyuki Sankai, president and CEO of Cyberdyne Inc.
The technology will initially be available at Abdul Latif Jameel Hospital in Jeddah, which specializes in medical rehabilitation, with a plan to roll out the technology across the country at a later date.
More than 13,000 people suffered traumatic spinal injuries in Saudi Arabia in 2015, according to official Saudi government statistics.


ENOC Group to build 45 service stations in KSA

Updated 16 December 2018
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ENOC Group to build 45 service stations in KSA

ENOC (Emirates National Oil Company) Group, a wholly owned entity of the government of Dubai, has announced major expansion plans to build 45 new service stations in Saudi Arabia over the next five years. The group’s plans are aligned with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs’ plan, which aim for the construction of over 1,200 petrol stations across the Kingdom.
All 45 ENOC service stations will be strategically built on the Kingdom’s vast network of highways that interconnect the 13 provinces and serve as a major logistics and trade land-corridor, connecting the Kingdom to the rest of the GCC and the Middle East region. Over the next two years, ENOC’s plan will focus on building stations in the central region, mainly Riyadh and the Eastern Province.
Saif Humaid Al-Falasi, ENOC Group CEO, said: “With Saudi Arabia’s long-term vision to diversify its economy, boost tourism and infrastructure and enhance business and trade, our plan to expand our retail network by over 220 percent in the next five years is aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to reduce oil dependency, increase privatization and implement the Saudi nationalization scheme.”
ENOC currently operates 14 stations across the Kingdom. The group’s future service stations will also include ZOOM convenience stores. Customers will also enjoy a variety of retail outlets such as Pronto.