Saudi Arabia transfers $80 million to support Palestinian Authority’s budget

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Egypt and permanent representative to the Arab League Osama Nugali said in a press statement issued on Thursday that the Saudi Fund for Development has transferred $80 million to the Palestinian ministry of finance. (Getty Images)
Updated 27 July 2018
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Saudi Arabia transfers $80 million to support Palestinian Authority’s budget

JEDDAH: The Saudi Fund for Development has transferred $80 million to the Palestinian Authority as part of the Kingdom’s support for its budget.
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Egypt and permanent representative to the Arab League Osama Nugali said in a press statement issued on Thursday that the Saudi Fund for Development has transferred $80 million to the Palestinian ministry of finance.
The amount is Saudi Arabia’s contribution to supporting the Palestinian Authority’s budget for the months of April, May, June and July 2018, at a rate of $20 million per month.
Ambassador Nugali stressed that Saudi Arabia will always support the Palestinian cause on all political, economic and humanitarian levels.


Saudi women incubate creative ideas for community development

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Saudi women incubate creative ideas for community development

JEDDAH: The Halcyon Incubator fellowship on Friday concluded a program in Washington, DC for a group of Saudi female pioneers in social development.
Fourteen Saudi innovators working in community development on Thursday gave presentations on seven ambitious projects that highlight applications that they are seeking to implement.
The seven Saudi projects highlighted a number of unique applications, such as the online on-click link between dentists, lab technicians and labs, whose design has shown that it will make a major social change in its country and will save waiting for medical appointments and reports.
Another online project helps children with autism to improve communication skills through games and educational activities.
Another focuses on linking history and modern technology in many languages to improve tourism and make it easier for pilgrims to visit the country.
It also presented practical projects such as “Green Desert,” which seeks to contribute to solving the problem of lack of waste recycling culture in Saudi Arabia.
During his visit to the Halcyon Incubator, the director of innovation and entrepreneurship at Taibah University, Dr. Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, praised its development of social projects. He also congratulated the group of Saudi women for their innovative excellence.
The Saudi Innovations Group has spent two weeks working in the hospitality of the Halcyon Incubator, which has been named the “Kingfisher” as a symbol.
The organization seeks to promote creativity in all its forms throughout the world by stimulating and supporting creators who seek to promote the good in their communities.
The annual program of the Halcyon Incubator sponsors various groups of change-makers in the fields of arts and social projects and provides them with an environment that incubates their bold ideas and helps them to learn, gain experience and knowledge and provide them with free trial opportunities to enhance their talents and visions and transform them into influential energies in society.