Saudi Electricity Company to issue e-bills by end of January

Updated 21 January 2018
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Saudi Electricity Company to issue e-bills by end of January

RIYADH: The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has set the 28th of each month for issuing electronic bills to subscribers, the Saudi Press Agency said. It is in implementation of the royal decree to issue electricity bills within the week following payment of government employee salaries.

The SEC, in its drive and plans to proceed to a digital shift and facilitate procedures to subscribers, has decided to issue electronic bills instead of paper-based bills, which will begin on Jan. 28, the agency said.

Potential subscribers will be allowed to access bills through the company’s electronic channels including its website (sec.com.sa), SEC applications on smart phones or its accounts on different social media platforms.

The head of customer service at the SEC, Sultan Al-Matrafi, said that owing to the widespread use of the Internet and modern technologies in all parts of the Kingdom, printing of service bills has become obsolete.

Electronic billing became available on a number of the company’s electronic channels where any subscriber can obtain details of their bill at any time, whether at the company’s site, SMS messages or bills sent to the subscriber’s email, he said.

He said any subscriber can directly communicate with the customer service center at 920001100 to inquire about the value of the bill and details about consumption.

The conversion to electronic services has immensely contributed to speeding up follow-up of delivery of electricity services, issuance of electronic bills, payment, thermal insulation, restoration of disconnected services, and meeting normal and emergency services, he said.


Riyadh Chamber launches free program to train 1,000 Saudi youth in digital marketing

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Riyadh Chamber launches free program to train 1,000 Saudi youth in digital marketing

  • Riyadh Chamber is launching a free training program for a thousand Saudi Arabian nationals
  • The step is in line with the framework of free training programs by the Riyadh Chamber to enable job seekers to acquire the skills needed by the labor market

RIYADH: Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry is launching a free training program for a thousand Saudi Arabian nationals of both genders in the field of digital marketing, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.
The step is in line with the chamber’s role to develop and nurture local talent to work in the private sector.
Deputy Chairman of Riyadh Chamber and Chairman of the Human Resources and Labor Market Committee, Mansour bin Abdullah Al-Shathri said the training program of a digital marketing specialist will be launched in June.
The step is in line with the framework of free training programs by the Riyadh Chamber to enable job seekers to acquire the skills needed by the labor market.
He mentioned that the chamber launched a training program last month for 4,000 HR specialists.
He also said they will soon launch a training course in the field of Zakat and tax accounting.
Al-Shathri also added the training program will include more courses that are essential for digital marketing, which has been become widely popular in recent years, in light of rapid technological developments and the increase in influence by social media platforms.