Saudi Justice Ministry: Over 52,000 cases taken up after office hours

The ministry had launched the “paperless court” project, which cut down around 45 percent of procedures. (SPA)
Updated 02 September 2018
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Saudi Justice Ministry: Over 52,000 cases taken up after office hours

JEDDAH: The Justice Ministry said 52,482 proceedings were conducted outside official working hours, before 7.30 a.m. and after 3 p.m., in the last 100 days.
There were 30,826 executive, 17,716 judicial and 3,940 documentation proceedings. Courts’ work outside official hours aims to speed up and facilitate litigation procedures, especially in urgent and personal status cases, the ministry said.
Judicial proceedings included 847 financial cases, 717 property documentation cases, 324 divorce cases and 236 custody cases.
Riyadh topped the list with 28,125 proceedings, followed by Makkah (9,779), the Eastern Province (4,107), Asir (3,048), Jazan (1,848), Al-Qassim (1,237), Tabuk (1,202), Madinah (897), Al-Jawf (766), Najran (620), Hail (537), the Northern Border (174) and Baha (142).
In July, the Saudi justice minister and chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Walid Al-Samaani, directed his ministry to start receiving requests for the implementation of the unified housing lease in the execution courts as an executive bond through the “unified lease contract,” after linking electronically with the Ministry of Housing.
The new lease offers applicants the right to apply directly to the Court of Execution in clear electronic proceedings. step will contribute to reducing the flow of cases to the general courts.


Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Updated 22 January 2019
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Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

JEDDAH: Saudi Aramco’s Uthmaniyah Gas Plant (UGP) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a “Lighthouse” manufacturing facility and a leader in technology applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 
Saudi Aramco is the first energy company globally to be included in this select group of manufacturing sites. The plant is also the only facility in the Middle East to be recognized by WEF. 
The announcement was made ahead of WEFs annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
The gas plant is one of the world’s largest gas processing plants and was commissioned in 1981 as part of Saudi Aramco’s Master Gas System to process associated gas from oil wells. 
The use of drones and wearable technologies to inspect pipelines and machinery has helped cut inspection time by 90% in this industrial facility.
“The recognition of the Uthmaniyah Gas Plant demonstrates Saudi Aramco’s shift to transform and adapt in the rapidly changing global energy landscape. Uthmaniyah is only one part of our large integrated energy value chain where IR 4.0 technologies are playing a critical role to enable significant capital and operational efficiencies,” said Amin H. Nasser, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco.
The seven new facilities join nine other “Manufacturing Lighthouses” which WEF unveiled in September 2018. The 16 factories were selected from an initial list of 1,000 manufacturers based on their successful implementation of cutting-edge technologies of the future that drive financial and operational impact.
The “Lighthouse” program was conducted by WEF in collaboration with McKinsey during a year-long study. A study team visited UGP in Saudi Arabia and performed a thorough audit.