Thousands sign up for transport program geared to aid Saudi working women

Updated 10 November 2017
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Thousands sign up for transport program geared to aid Saudi working women

RIYADH: Some 3,172 Saudi women have signed up for the “Wusool” program to support the transportation of working women during the first three weeks of its launch, Khalid Abu Al-Khail, official spokesman of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) announced.

He pointed out that the program aims to support Saudi women working in the private sector.

Abu Al-Khail explained that the women’s transportation program “Wusool” is a solution to address the challenges of transfers to and from the workplace by providing secure and high-quality transport services.

“The program requires that the women employee must be registered under the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI). The program will cover most areas of the Kingdom,” he said.

Abu Al-Khalil invited Saudi women working in the private sector to register for the “Wusool” program via its portal through the link http://wusool.sa, and to learn about the program and its conditions.


King Salman to inaugurate Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high-speed railway

Updated 25 September 2018
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King Salman to inaugurate Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high-speed railway

  • The 450 kilometer train line connects the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah with stations at Jeddah, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, and King Abdullah Economic City
  • This giant project has been implemented in three stages by a number of national and international companies

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will inaugurate the Haramain high speed rail project on Tuesday ahead of the start of commercial operations next month.
The 450 kilometer train line connects the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah with stations at Jeddah, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, and King Abdullah Economic City.
Saudi Minister of Transport, Dr. Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi, expressed his gratitude to the King for his patronage of the ceremony as well as his support for national projects.
Al-Amoudi said King Salman gives great importance to the transportation projects in Saudi Arabia as they represent the Kingdom’s efforts in serving citizens and visitors, specifically pilgrims.
He also said the King and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman are always committed to provide the highest quality services to pilgrims, to fulfill Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which aims to increase the number of pilgrims.
This giant project has been implemented in three stages by a number of national and international companies.
The project can carry 60 million passengers a year with a fleet of 35 trains containing 417 seats each.
Dr. Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih, chairman of the Public Transport Authority, said the project is the region’s first high-speed electric train.
The designs of the stations of the Haramain rail were inspired by the unique Islamic architecture of the cities of Makkah and Madinah.