Bus Guidance Office trains more than 2000 guides and administrators before Hajj

The Bus Guidance Office coordinates guided transport for pilgrims during Hajj. (Spa)
Updated 27 July 2018
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Bus Guidance Office trains more than 2000 guides and administrators before Hajj

  • The Director General of the Bus Guidance Office in Makkah and Madinah Abdullah bin Hassan Sindi said that the office is keen to train administrators and guides
  • Sindi added that the training courses’ stated aim is to support development and efficiency in order to increase the quality of employee performance during Hajj

JEDDAH: The Bus Guidance Office in Makkah and Madinah has launched a training and qualification program for 2000 guides and administrators who will be working during this year’s Hajj season.

The Director General of the Bus Guidance Office in Makkah and Madinah Abdullah bin Hassan Sindi said that the office is keen to develop leaders, administrators, and guides through the training program, and provide theoretical and practical training to new guides before the Hajj season. The program also aims to improve human relations and achieve the operational goals of the office.

Sindi added that the courses provided aim is to support development and efficiency in order to increase the quality of employee performance. They also aim to explain the operational plan for both practical and administrative procedures.


Major boost for Al-Jouf as Saudi king set to announce new city

King Salman arrived in Al-Jouf on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 21 November 2018
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Major boost for Al-Jouf as Saudi king set to announce new city

  • The king will launch Waad Al-Shamaal, a new city aimed at boosting the country’s mining infrastructure

JEDDAH: Projects worth several billion riyals are to be unveiled by Saudi Arabia’s king this week as he continues his tour of the country’s regions.
King Salman arrived in the province of Al-Jouf on Tuesday night where he will announce the construction of a new city, bolstering the local economy and creating thousands of jobs in Saudi Arabia’s most northern region.
On Thursday, the king will launch Waad Al-Shamaal, a new city aimed at boosting the country’s mining infrastructure, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 
He will lay the foundation stone for the first phase of the SR85 billion ($22 billion) city in Toriaf province — worth SR55 billion —  and is also set to inaugurate the projects and facilities of the second phase — worth SR30 billion.
In the past two months the king has visited a number of major cities, announcing projects and initiatives to develop the Kingdom inline with Vision 2030 — a broad strategic plan to diversify the economy and end dependence on oil revenues.
Before arriving in Al-Jouf, King Salman visited Tabuk, where several projects worth more than SR11 billion were launched.
He also met the team heading Amaala, the ultra-luxurious tourist destination that was unveiled in September and dubbed the “Riviera of the Middle East,” and was briefed on plans for the new attraction.
King Salman praised Amaala’s objectives to contribute to promoting economic diversification, creating investment opportunities for the private sector, and developing the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia while preserving the cultural and environmental heritage.
Meanwhile, the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced yet another major project in western Saudi Arabia.
Wadi Al-Disah Development Project, which is expected to become one of the Kingdom’s most environmentally diverse tourist attractions, adds to a number of already launched ventures on western coastal regions.
PIF will establish a company to develop Wadi Al-Disah in accordance with international best practices regarding environmental conservation and sustainable development.
In addition to this week’s tour, the king has so far visited Madinah, Qassim and Hail.