Winners of 9th Makkah Award for Excellence honored in Jeddah

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal addresses the 9th edition of the Makkah Award for Excellence ceremony in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 10 May 2018
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Winners of 9th Makkah Award for Excellence honored in Jeddah

  • Ministry of Hajj and Umrah wins Award for Excellence in Hajj and Umrah Services for its e-track electronic system for domestic pilgrims.
  • King Abdullah Economic City won the award for Economic Excellence for contributing to providing a modern, international and socially progressive city.

JEDDAH: The recipients of the 9th Makkah Award for Excellence were honored by the region’s governor, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, during a ceremony on Wednesday at the Hilton Hotel. Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majid and a number of high-level officials also attended.

“This is an astronomical evening, so my words will be astrological,” said Prince Khaled in his opening speech. “Your highnesses, your excellencies, brothers and sisters, there is no distinctiveness without innovation, no innovation without creativity, and no creativity without culture and education. I congratulate the winners and thank the attendees for their presence.”

He presented the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah with the Excellence in Hajj and Umrah Services award for its e-track electronic system for the domestic pilgrims, and the media-awareness campaign “Hajj is Worship and Civilized Behavior,” which over the past few years has raised awareness among pilgrims and those who serve them about the importance of adhering to the laws and regulations of Hajj.

The award for Excellence in Management went to the Jeddah security patrols, while the Urbanism award was given to the Ministry of Finance’s construction department in Makkah.

The award for Social Excellence was shared by the Hadiyah Charity Association, for providing visitors to Makkah and Madinah with excellent services, and the Ministry of Interior’s 911 Unified Security Operations Center, for its rapid response and for contributing to raising security awareness, participating in various awareness campaigns, and supporting humanitarian services.

King Abdullah Economic City won the award for Economic Excellence for contributing to providing a modern, international and socially progressive city.

The Scientific and Technical award was shared by Makkah’s official Twitter account and the young Sami Al-Shaibani for his “Snap Security” initiative.

The Award for Humanitarian Excellence went to both the National Committee for Welfare of Prisoners, Ex-Inmates and their Families in the capital and in Jeddah Province.


Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
Updated 24 April 2019
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Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

  • Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali and other high ranking officials

MOSCOW: A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.