Al-Ahsa 1st. Industrial City employees take fire fighting course

Sixty male and female factory employees of Al-Ahsa 1st. Industrial City took the course.
Updated 06 December 2017
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Al-Ahsa 1st. Industrial City employees take fire fighting course

Sixty male and female factory employees of Al-Ahsa 1st. Industrial City, affiliated with Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON), have completed a training course organized jointly by MODON Security and Safety Division and the Directorate General of Civil Defense in the Eastern Province.
The four-day course included theoretical and practical training on fire fighting techniques as well as safety and evacuation procedures.
Bandar Al-Toaimi, director of marketing and corporate communications at MODON, said the course is the second of its kind and “is in line with MODON’s programs to develop and raise the level of safety in industrial cities and enhance preventive safety measures for property, to reach the highest levels of readiness and to handle any incidents that may occur.”
Al-Toaimi praised the cooperation between MODON and the civil defense branches throughout the Kingdom, praising the former’s efforts to measure the readiness and willingness of the security and safety personnel in its industrial cities to ensure the safety of life and property.
Al-Ahsa 1st. Industrial City was established in 1981 on the Dammam highway in the north of Al-Ahsa governorate. It occupies a strategic area of about 1.5 million square meter close to the city of Al-Oyoun and the GCC countries. It is one of the fastest growing industrial cities in terms of services. Al-Ahsa 1st. Industrial City has 146 factories in various industrial fields, including metal, plastic, hardware and food.


Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

Updated 24 May 2018
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Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

  • All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom, greeted passengers returning to Dhaka following a brief stay in Jeddah due to an irregular occurrence on one of its aircraft.
Flight SV3818 operating from Madinah to Dhaka on Monday diverted to Jeddah for an emergency landing due to nose gear malfunction, which became apparent mid-flight. The aircraft was an Airbus A330-200, wet-leased to Saudia.
All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Upon concluding all safety and health checks, the passengers were cleared to fly the next day. The Saudia ground operations team conducted all formalities and clearances in order for the guests to fly to Dhaka at 7:30 p.m. Jeddah local time on Tuesday.
Greeting the guests at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah prior to departure was Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, along with representatives from the airline, civil aviation authority and crew.
“Saudia thanks the onboard crew, General Authority of Civil Aviation, and King Abdul Aziz International Airport control for providing their cohesive, full support and cooperation during the event,” the airline said in a statement.
The flight arrived in Dhaka at 4:48 a.m. Dhaka time on Wednesday where they were met by the Saudia country manager and the station staff.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, Saudia is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
The airline currently flies to 90 destinations across four continents with a fleet of 147 narrow and widebody aircraft.
At the 2017 Skytrax Awards held at the Paris Air Show, Saudia was awarded the “World’s Most Improved Airline” of the year.