$4.8 million for 63 water projects in Saudi Arabia's Tabuk

The total number of projects under implementation. (SPA)
Updated 04 August 2018
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$4.8 million for 63 water projects in Saudi Arabia's Tabuk

  • The coverage of water networks has reached 100 percent, and 84 percent for sewage networks in populated areas

Tabuk has witnessed many achievements in the water sector in the past 12 months, including coverage of drinking water and wastewater networks, as well as reaching a number of districts and villages in different governorates of the region.
Among the most important were three new projects for drinking water and wastewater in Tayma, at a cost of SR26,197,440 ($6,985,984), recently inaugurated by Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the governor of Tabuk region.
He also laid the cornerstone for three other projects worth SR15,696,000. The coverage of water networks has reached 100 percent, and 84 percent for sewage networks in populated areas.
The surface covered by drinking water networks has reached more than 3,500 kilometers and the length of sewage networks more than 1,300 kilometers.
The director general of the General Water Services Department in Tabuk, Saleh bin Khalaf Al-Sharari, told the Saudi Press Agency that the number of water networks reached 71,000 connections and 38,000 sewage connections, bringing the coverage rate to 97 percent for drinking water and 82 percent for wastewater.
Also, two wells were introduced to support water sources and supply the neighborhoods of Nazim wal Nahda 2 in Tabuk, bringing the total number of wells to 188 in the region with a capacity of 162,000 cubic meters on a daily basis and putting to work four water purification plants in other villages, reaching a total of 25 plants with a 7,250 cubic meters daily capacity.
Al-Sharari said that the Public Administration of Water Services in Tabuk has received 40 projects at a cost of SR815 million and signed 29 contracts for water and sanitation projects in the region at a cost of SR555 million, as well as a four dams contract at a cost of SR63 million.
The total number of projects under implementation include seven worth SR239 million under the National Transformation Program 2018 initiatives.


Civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

Updated 21 January 2019
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Civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

  • The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel
  • The training program is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030

JEDDAH: A national program aimed to train public sector employees in the field of human resources management has been inaugurated by the Ministry of Civil Service on Sunday.

The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies,” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel, is in line with the country’s Vision 2030, according to the ministry.

“The Ministry of Civil Service will spare no effort in carrying out the roles entrusted to it to advance administrative development, including the modernization of the working environment in the public sector,” said Minister of Civil Service Suleiman bin Abdullah during the inauguration.

The program will explore best practices in human resources management in the public sector, and will discuss the basic principles of the employee life cycle. It will also train employees on methodologies of workforce planning, how to motivate employees to achieve their career objectives, how to foster a culture of group work, as well as highlight the role of digital technology in human resource.

Only Saudi nationals who have a college degree are eligible to join the program.

Government agencies will nominate the eligible employees, who will then be enrolled in a five-day course on human resource, where their abilities to obtain a certificate from UK-based Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development will be assessed. Successful candidates will finish a one-year training module, consisting of classroom and on-site activities.