JVE, Hino to train Saudi women to drive trucks

Jamjoom Vehicles and Equipment (JVE), distributor of Hino Motors in Saudi Arabia, will offer training to women to drive light duty trucks.
Updated 26 December 2017
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JVE, Hino to train Saudi women to drive trucks

Jamjoom Vehicles and Equipment (JVE), distributor of Hino Motors in Saudi Arabia, will offer training to women to drive light-duty trucks.
It is the first such training program in the Kingdom.
This initiative is designed to support women who want to become a part of the workforce of small businesses such as food trucks and delivery of light parcels.
Hino Motors is a Japanese manufacturer of commercial vehicles and diesel engines of the Toyota Group headquartered in Hino-shi, Tokyo.
“After the official announcement of the Saudi government allowing women to drive cars from June 2018, JVE has been wanting to support women and decided to provide training on driving light-duty trucks with automatic transmission model until they get their licenses. These activities are considered a part of Hino’s ‘Total Support Philosophy’ seeking to be real business partners with our customers,” the company said in a press release.
JVE said it always strives to support government decisions and work for the implementation of the Vision 2030. “JVE is also doing everything possible to reduce the unemployment rate as targeted in the Vision 2030 by providing opportunities for males and females in this program using a safe, environmentally friendly (Euro3), and easy and smooth state-of-the-art automatic transmission truck,” it said.


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 16 January 2019
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”