Ita’am Charity honors Red Sea Mall

Prince Abdullah bin Bandar and Khalid Al-Fozan presented the award to Mohammed Alasiri.
Updated 12 June 2018
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Ita’am Charity honors Red Sea Mall

In the presence of Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, deputy governor of Makkah region, the Ita’am Charity Initiative (Saudi Food Bank) recently honored Red Sea Mall, one of the companies supporting the efforts of the Saudi Food Bank, during the launch of the “A Third of Your Food” initiative. The event was organized by the Ita’am at the Duniaty ballroom of Sofitel Jeddah Corniche Hotel. 

Prince Abdullah and Khalid Al-Fozan, chairman of the board of directors of the Ita’am Charity Initiative, presented an award to Mohammed Alasiri, unit marketing manager of Red Sea Mall, who accepted the award on behalf of Aidrous Al-Bar, executive member of Red Sea Markets Limited, which owns the Red Sea Mall. 

“There are six food storage stands installed within Red Sea Mall to reduce food wastage. The objective is to minimize the effects of excess food and its impact on the community, health and humanitarian levels. This effort is also aimed at creating awareness among the mall visitors by providing practical solutions, within the mall, to help reduce food wastage. Almost 49 tons of food were saved by mall visitors through saving extra food and using the food boxes provided by Ita’am in the mall, as part of the campaign with Ita’am during the year 2017,” Al-Bar said.

Alasiri stressed the continuation of the partnership with Ita’am to reduce food wastage and benefit from leftover food by distributing it to those in need. He said the move stems from the social responsibility of Red Sea Markets Limited.

“The mall represents an important destination for the city of Jeddah attracting large numbers of visitors throughout the year, which necessitates the need to fulfill the social commitment and play an active role through spreading awareness through the events held in the mall,” Alasiri added.

Executive Director of Ita’am, Abdullah Al-Derba commended the wise leadership of Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, governor of the Makkah region, toward the work and efforts of Ita’am and the follow-up and care of Deputy Governor of Makkah region Prince Abdullah bin Bandar.

Al-Derba recounted Ita’am’s progress, achievements and projects, and its care of the volunteers in order to achieve the initiative’s mission to put a stop to food wastage. Ita’am was able to prepare 1,740,000 meals through the participation of 360 volunteers, and served the meals to 523 families. He said that this initiative relies on the efforts of the Kingdom’s youth to achieve the Saudi Vision 2030 in volunteering toward community development and other social causes.


Zain advocates ‘New Kuwait’ vision at GITEX

Zain’s dedicated booth at the GITEX Technology Week. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 16 October 2018
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Zain advocates ‘New Kuwait’ vision at GITEX

Zain Kuwait inaugurated its dedicated booth at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX Technology Week 2018). The international event is hosted in Dubai until Oct. 18, where technology leaders and pioneers gather under one roof for five days to showcase the latest tech applications that will enrich the digital world’s revolution. 

The opening ceremony witnessed the visit of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, where he was welcomed by Zain Group’s Vice Chairman and Group CEO Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi and Zain Kuwait’s Chief Executive Officer Eaman Al-Roudhan. The ceremony was attended by Kuwaiti Consul General in Dubai Diab Al-Rashidi, as well as Zain’s executive management and strategic partners from global firms.

During his tour at Zain’s booth, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed expressed his admiration of the role Zain plays in transforming the telecom sector in the Middle East, as well as the company’s efforts in advancing innovation within the enterprise sector that witnesses constant leaps of change in the region’s markets. 

GITEX Technology Week, organized by the Dubai World Trade Center and featuring the biggest global companies, organizations, and entities from the telecom and IT industry, is considered one of the biggest events in the industry around world. 

Through its participation in GITEX, Zain aims to showcase its capabilities as an active partner in achieving the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan (New Kuwait 2035) that stems from Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s conceptualized vision of a new Kuwait by 2035, which is based on five expected outcomes and seven key pillars. Through its booth at GITEX, Zain provides the technologies required under each of the seven pillars to achieve the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan. 

At GITEX, Zain offers its latest innovative solutions based on the seven pillars of the Kuwait National Development Plan, which are Smart Security, Smart Education, Smart Health, Smart Mobility, Smart Living, Smart Economy, and Smart Infrastructure. 

The smart solutions Zain showcases at GITEX include solutions for Smart Security, like access control, identity management, mass notification, video surveillance, intercampus communications, and business intelligence. Solutions for Smart Education include connected classrooms and virtual classrooms. Solutions for Smart Health include remote chronic illness management, remote medical collaboration solutions, health care cloud services, and more. 

Zain’s smart solutions also feature solutions for Smart Mobility, including smart parking, remote monitoring, and smart public signage. Solutions for Smart Living include smart districts, energy management, facility management, smart metering, smart lighting, smart benches, digital signage, and smart waste bins. Smart Economy solutions include the smart investment platform, E-Wallet, payment platform, and smart retail. Finally, Smart Infrastructure solutions include the integrated DNX Platform, which enables all individual services to run in a cohesive environment, and synergizes across applications by fusing data and analysis to provide a 360-degree platform view for digital service development, management, and operations.