Aramco signs MoU to launch sustainable development program for Saudi women

Saudi Aramco has signed an MoU with Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University to establish a sustainable social and commercial program for Saudi women. (SPA)
Updated 14 May 2018
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Aramco signs MoU to launch sustainable development program for Saudi women

  • The top oil producer aims to increase job opportunities for women and enhance their collective skill set.
  • The agreement, signed in Dammam, is in line with an objective, of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, to empower Saudi women.

RIYADH: Saudi Aramco has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University to establish a sustainable social and commercial program for Saudi women.

The top oil producer aims to increase job opportunities for women and enhance their collective skill set, so that they can play a bigger role in the kingdom’s development, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

“The MoU underscores Saudi Aramco’s active role in empowering women,” said Ziad Al Morshed, Executive Director of New Business Development at Saudi Aramco.

SPA said the agreement, signed in Dammam, is in line with an objective, of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, to empower Saudi women. It is aimed at increasing female participation in the workforce from 22 percent to 30 percent, in a bid to allow women to play an integral role in the kingdom’s future development.


13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018

RIYADH: The Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” program has helped 13,230 families registered on its Real Estate Development Fund list with housing options and finance solutions during May.
This includes 5,835 families who live in their own homes, bringing the total number of families benefiting from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year to 68,195.
The Sakani program announced the names of beneficiaries and their national ID numbers through the link https://sakani-names.housing.sa or via the program portal.
More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018.
Ministry of Housing spokesman Saif Al-Suwailem said that Sakani continues to provide its services to beneficiaries according to their needs and abilities. The ministry is keen to provide better services in line with the “Eskan” program, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives that aims to raise the proportion of residential ownership to 70 percent by 2030.
As part of Sakani’s efforts to provide suitable housing options, the program began to implement 53 new housing projects in different regions of the Kingdom, characterized by affordable prices for a large segment of citizens registered on the lists of the Ministry of Housing.
Al-Suwailem said that the ministry was keen to find solutions for Saudi families that help them to own the right home for them. SPA Riyadh