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. 


7th AGFUND Development Forum kicks off in Geneva

AGFUND was established in 1980 upon the initiative of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz. (SPA)
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7th AGFUND Development Forum kicks off in Geneva

  • Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal expressed hope that the AGFUND Forum will meet what everyone looks forward to. (SPA)
  • AGFUND is a regional organization based in Riyadh. It was established in 1980 upon the initiative of Prince Talal

JEDDAH: Under the patronage of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz, president of Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), the 7th AGFUND Development Forum kicked off in Geneva on Monday. 

In an opening speech, delivered on his behalf, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal expressed hope that the AGFUND Forum will meet what everyone looks forward to. He also expressed his happiness to participate in this forum for discussing important issues.

He said the development, which meets the demands of life and sustainability, is a key factor in preparing such people who can participate and contribute to the progress of their society.

He urged the media to play its role in raising awareness of the “2030 Sustainable Development Goals.”

AGFUND is a regional organization based in Riyadh. It was established in 1980 upon the initiative of Prince Talal.

AGFUND works mainly in the field of development and growth at the international level through an effective partnership with the UN and other regional and national development organizations. Through the implementation of its programs, AGFUND provides support to needy groups to help facilitate their full access to basic and fundamental social requirements, such as education.