Riyadh Chamber launches training program for 1,000 Saudi youths in collecting Zakat and taxes

Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry launches training program for 1,000 Saudi youths in collecting Zakat and taxes. (Photo © Peter Bogaczewicz / Omrania)
Updated 16 July 2018
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Riyadh Chamber launches training program for 1,000 Saudi youths in collecting Zakat and taxes

JEDDAH: The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, represented by the human resources committee, has launched a program to train 1,000 young Saudis in collecting Zakat and taxes, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
In collaboration with the Department of Zakat and Income Tax, the chamber’s administrative board launched the initiative with aims that it would attract Saudi talents from both genders, and increase the Saudization of this sector.
The launching was attended by Eng. Mansour Al-Shathri, Vice Chairman of Riyadh Chamber, Mohammad Al-Harbi, general manager of the human capital department at the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT), and secretary-general of Riyadh Chamber, Eng. Ahmed Bin Suleiman.
In the opening speech, Al-Shathri said the program held at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center is part of the chamber’s initiatives to expand Saudization of the labor market.
This will be achieved by empowering young saudi men and women to take over available job vacancies, he said.
The program comes within the framework of the Chamber’s initiative in many sectors to implement the Kingdom’s plans to empower young Saudis, in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.


DiplomaticQuarter: Mexicans in Riyadh celebrate 208 years of their country’s independence

Riyadh governor cutting cake with Mexican Ambassador Alfredo Miranda. (SPA)
Updated 3 min 18 sec ago
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DiplomaticQuarter: Mexicans in Riyadh celebrate 208 years of their country’s independence

  • Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar represented the Saudi government at the colorful celebration, marking the 208th anniversary of Mexico’s independence
  • The centerpiece of the festivities was a re-enactment of the “Cry of Dolores”

RIYADH: The Mexican community in Riyadh gathered at the official residence of Ambassador Alfredo Miranda on Sunday to celebrate their country’s National Day. They were joined at the event by VIP guests including members of the royal family, diplomats and business leaders.

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar represented the Saudi government at the colorful celebration, marking the 208th anniversary of Mexico’s independence.

The centerpiece of the festivities was a re-enactment of the “Cry of Dolores,” a historic event in small town of Dolores on the morning of September 16, 1810, when Mexico’s founding father, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, issued a call to arms that signaled the start of the war of independence.

The rest of the National Day celebration was a Mexican-style fiesta, filled with color and music, with many of the guests dressed in traditional outfits. They enjoyed authentic Mexican food prepared by renowned chef Eduardo Perez, which offered a taste of the Mexican Gastronomic Festival at the city’s InterContinental Hotel from Sept. 17 to 22.

The entertainment also included the Kingdom’s first a live performance by a Mexican folkloric Mariachi band, a musical style recognized by UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage lists.