Deal to localize renewable energy technologies signed

Officials of Um Al-Qura University and King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) sign deal to localize renewable energy technologies at the holy sites. (SPA)
Updated 30 July 2017
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Deal to localize renewable energy technologies signed

RIYADH: Um Al-Qura University and King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to localize renewable energy technologies at the holy sites, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
Rector of Um Al-Qura University Bakri Assas and Deputy President of KACARE Walid Abu Al-Faraj signed the deal for their respective parties at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel.
He said the institute is honored to cooperate with all parties related to the study and promotion of Hajj and Umrah services in line with the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020 and Vision 2030.
The memorandum aims for the optimal use of renewable energy technologies to serve pilgrims at the Grand Mosque through the initiative of localizing renewable energy technologies. This initiative is in line with Vision 2030 aims to provide services to more than 5 million pilgrims by 2030, he pointed out.
He commended the cooperation demonstrated by Um Al-Qura University to implement items contained in the memorandum which will be applied in the current Hajj season. 


King Salman receives Saudi education officials

King Salman receives officials of theMinistry of Education and Saudi universities at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018
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King Salman receives Saudi education officials

  • The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country

RIYADH: Top officials of the Ministry of Education and Kingdom’s universities on Monday called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. 

The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country. Saudi Arabia ranks as the largest market for education services in the region, and it also accounts for a growing number of students enrolled in the kindergarten to grade 12 education system in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. 

Strong government support over the past few years has led to the continuous expansion of the education sector by inviting private players to enter the space.

According to a study conducted by Research and Markets, the higher education industry of the Kingdom inclined at a single digit compound annual growth rate during the period 2012-2017. 

The establishment of new universities due to increased investments in the education sector was the key contributor to the augmented revenues generated by the market players.