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.


95 percent of Canadian medical programs filled by Saudi doctors

Updated 19 July 2018
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95 percent of Canadian medical programs filled by Saudi doctors

OTTAWA: More than 95 percent of places available to non-Canadian doctors in a fellowship and specialization program in Canadian medical schools have been acquired by Saudi Arabian doctors, the Saudi cultural attaché in Canada, Dr. Fawzi bin Abdulghani Bukhari, announced on Thursday.
He attributed the reason to the efficiency and excellence of Saudi doctors and the distinguished relations enjoyed by the Cultural Mission for more than 40 years with all Canadian medical schools, in addition to the support being provided for the Scholarship Program in general.
For the academic year 2018/2019, 514 places were awarded — 93 in fellowship programs and 421 in the programs of sub-specialization, fine-specialization, research fellowship and scientific communication.
The number of applications received for applicants from within the Kingdom exceeded 1,000, in addition to 230 applications submitted by doctors still studying in Canada.