Farmers in Madinah begin harvest of dates 

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A group of men look for the best dates bargain at a market in the holy city of Madinah. (SPA photo)
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Updated 10 June 2018
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Farmers in Madinah begin harvest of dates 

  • Dates stocks currently being sold in Madinah come the governorate of Badr, and other nearby villages.
  • Prices are expected to gradually decrease in end of June due as the dates harvest season intensifies.

JEDDAH: Madinah farmers are harvesting this year’s dates crop , which are being put on display at the central dates market on a daily basis. 

The crops arrive from the governorate of Badr, and other nearby villages.

The Saudi Press Agency published a series of pictures showing the selling of different types of dates at the market, in different quantities, as prices are expected to increase. 

Prices hit the peak during July and August, and begin lessening gradually towards the end of Summer season, which marks the culmination of harvest. 

Dates seller, Suood al-Ahmadi, was quoted by SPA saying the price increase is essential nowadays due to the lack of large quantities available at the market to meet the high demand on the fruit. 

He explained that the prices make up between 30 to 55 Saudi riyals, for a box with a capacity of three kilograms.

Prices will gradually decrease in end of June due to an increase in harvest, he added.  

Meanwhile, Mohammad al-Harbi describe the process of harvesting dates saying a palm requires around five months between the time it is fertilized until it bears fruit.  


Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.