Saudi Arabian Railways promotes use of trains via school curriculums

Saudi Arabian Railways will provide Tatweer with content regarding safety during train rides. (Credit: saudirailways)
Updated 11 April 2018
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Saudi Arabian Railways promotes use of trains via school curriculums

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian Railways (SAR) on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement with Tatweer Co. for Educational Services to design a comprehensive awareness program for school curriculums to encourage using trains.
The deal was signed in the presence of Deputy Education Minister Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al-Asimi and the ministry’s deputy director for girls’ education, Haya Al-Awwad.
SAR will provide Tatweer with content regarding safety during train rides. The deal also covers messages and technical materials for train security, and educational content to be added to school curriculums.
It was signed by SAR CEO Bashar bin Khaled Al-Malek and Tatweer CEO Mohammed Al-Zughaibi on the sidelines of the sixth International Exhibition and Forum for Education 2018 in Riyadh.
In February, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar said that 68 percent of the Riyadh train project has been completed. “The project is proceeding at a steady pace and according to its scheduled program and plans,” the prince said, adding that by the end of this year there will be experimental operations on the rail tracks.


Tribal leaders from Saada demand the Saudi-led coalition continue military operations in Yemen

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Tribal leaders from Saada demand the Saudi-led coalition continue military operations in Yemen

JEDDAH: The Iranian-backed Houthi militia has destroyed the Yemeni state and its social structure and marginalized all segments of the society, according to the Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson.
Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the Houthis have also destroyed Yemen’s history, represented by its civilization and its tribes. 
In a press conference held at the Armed Forces club in Riyadh, Col. Al-Maliki spoke about Houthi violations against the Yemeni state and how they marginalized segments of its community. The conference was attended by tribal leaders and their representatives from Yemeni’s Saada governorate. 
Al-Maliki said the violations are committed on a daily basis against the Yemeni people, depriving them of their rights and displacing them from their homes. 
He added that there is popular rejection for acts committed by the Houthi militia, including vandalism, sectarian strifes, and racist acts against Yemeni individuals. 
Tribal leader Sheikh Abdel Khaleq Bishr spoke at the conference, saying “the sons of Saada’s governorate still raise the banners of sacrifice and struggle against the Iranian-backed militia, which has lasted more than a decade and half until now.”
He appealed to the legitimate Yemeni government, represented by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and the Saudi-led coalition to support the legitimacy and continue the battle of liberation of Saada province, in particular, and the Republic of Yemen, in general.
Bishr said “the people of this governorate have sacrificed a lot to maintain the Arab identity of Saada,” adding that they “do not welcome any Iranian role or the presence of an Iranian policy agenda.” 
Finally, Bishr thanked the Yemeni army and the coalition forces supporting the legitimacy of the Yemeni government.