Saudi ministry to establish factory turning palm, date waste into new products

Updated 28 October 2017
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Saudi ministry to establish factory turning palm, date waste into new products

RIYADH: The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, the National Center for Palms and Dates, and the Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company (TAQNIA), studied plans to establish the biggest regional factory to benefit from palm, date and agriculture waste.
This came during a meeting presided over by Ahmed bin Saleh Ayada, undersecretary for the ministry; Sulaiman Al-Khateeb, chairman of vegetable resources at the ministry; and Mohammed Al-Nueiran, president of the center, to study the establishment of the first regional factory to turn waste from palms and dates into products of economic value.
According to Nueiran, it is planned to establish the factory near the Qassim region, the second largest main region producing palm and date waste in the Kingdom.
The factory’s productive capacity is estimated at 300,000 tons per year of the transformed products that require 500,000 tons of palms, dates and agriculture product waste.
He said that based on the study, the project is expected to create 2,000 direct and indirect new job opportunities across other production regions in Riyadh, Madinah, Al-Ahsa and other cities.
The agriculture sector in the Kingdom produces over 1.7 million tons per year of palm, date and agricultural waste.


‘Masam’ project is Saudi Arabia’s new humanitarian gift

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‘Masam’ project is Saudi Arabia’s new humanitarian gift

  • The Kingdom’s support for humanitarian causes around the world stems from its policy of cooperation between nations and peoples to promote world peace
  • Saudi Arabia has duly earned the title of “Kingdom of Humanity” as the world’s biggest supporter of all forms of relief work

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is about to launch its new humanitarian project “Masam” on Monday, through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).
This project has come out of the teachings of Islam, which calls for helping needy people, and for the preservation of human life, dignity and health. It promotes the humanitarian role of the Kingdom and its global mission in this field.
The Kingdom’s support for humanitarian causes around the world stems from its policy of cooperation between nations and peoples to promote world peace and preserve human achievements disregarding religion or race.
Saudi Arabia has duly earned the title of “Kingdom of Humanity” as the world’s biggest supporter of all forms of relief work, through its humanitarian initiatives, donations and assistance to countries distressed by wars or natural disasters.
On Tuesday, a delegation from KSRelief participated in the meetings of the humanitarian affairs section of the UN Economic and Social Council, which are held annually.