New project to reduce youth unemployment in KSA’s small towns

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. (SPA)
Updated 29 April 2018
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New project to reduce youth unemployment in KSA’s small towns

  • The project aims to raise the level of qualification and training for young people of the region
  • Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal said that universities and companies need to go beyond the local environment

JEDDAH: The Governorate of Makkah region, in cooperation with King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), plans to launch a project to qualify, train and employ 10,000 young male and female university graduates in small towns in the region before the end of 2020, in coordination with more than 200 companies and institutions in those towns.
The project aims to raise the level of qualification and training for young people of the region and to reduce the level of unemployment, as well as raise their economic standards and reduce their migration to larger cities, thus contributing to the development of the community.
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal said that universities and companies need to go beyond the local environment and reach the surrounding community by having an effective contribution to development.
He instructed the universities and their branches, and companies in the region to train and qualify graduates of these universities in accordance with the requirements of the labor market, and that both universities and companies should cooperate to provide employment opportunities for them.
Prince Khaled reviewed the achievements of the cooperation between the Makkah governorate and KAEC in the training and employment of young men and women.


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touches down in India

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touches down in India

NEW DELHI: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in India on Tuesday for the second stage of his Asia tour.

He was greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his plane touched down at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi at about 9.15 p.m. local time.

The crown prince is expected to announce a $1 billion investment in India’s infrastructure and farming sectors during his first visit to the nation.

He is accompanied by leading Saudi businessmen and officials.

India is hoping the crown prince will announce an investment in its National Investment Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), a sovereign wealth fund that includes private companies and foreign investors.

The Kingdom is India’s top energy supplier and home to more than 3.5 million Indian expatriates. 

Saudi Arabia's embassy in New Delhi tweeted a collection of Indian citizens welcoming the crown prince to their country for his first state visit.