Al-Akaria launches women-only panoramic elevator

Al-Akaria is a leading Saudi real estate development company.
Updated 08 November 2017
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Al-Akaria launches women-only panoramic elevator

Al-Akaria, a leading Saudi real estate development company, has launched a panoramic elevator dedicated to women in a commercial center in Olaya. The move aims to enhance the number of elevators for employees and visitors and to ensure privacy for female employees and trainees.
The new elevator also aims to meet the needs of Al-Akaria's clients from companies and business firms.
“Al-Akaria has continuously upgraded its services, maintained safety and security in its facilities using the latest safety systems. It has conducted emergency evacuation training for its employees to permanently ensure their safety. That is why Al-Akaria offices and commercial centers have become a permanent destination for business owners, shoppers and visitors,” the company said in a press statement.


ITC gets $180m financing boost from China bank

Updated 20 October 2018
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ITC gets $180m financing boost from China bank

Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) has signed a $180 million financing agreement with ICBC China in Beijing, as part of its goal to develop the Kingdom’s leading gigabit broadband infrastructure. 

Pursuant to this agreement, ICBC will finance ITC’s fiber to the home (FTTH) network rollout, providing 640,000 homes in the Kingdom with gigabit broadband connectivity.

This high-speed FTTH project is a Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) initiative, signed with ITC last year. It is a vital component of the Saudi Vision 2030.

ITC CEO Ghassan Itani stated that ITC has achieved an important milestone with this financing agreement, and is proud to participate in this important project carried out with the oversight of the MCIT and the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC).

Itani said that this financing reflects the high degree of confidence by investors and foreign banks in ITC’s future vision, the Kingdom’s telecommunications sector and the broader Saudi economy.

“This financing will provide additional liquidity to fund ITC’s development plans which focus upon deploying a gigabit broadband network throughout the Kingdom. We are fully committed to playing a crucial role in the evolution of the telecommunications sector in the Kingdom, and we have achieved noticeable progress with regard to our transformation strategy,” Itani added.