Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity and Programming hosts Drone Racing finals

Hosting DRL2018 will also grant Saudi youth the opportunity to meet and encounter this race’s most professional competitors. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 05 September 2018
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Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity and Programming hosts Drone Racing finals

  • The upcoming event will be the third edition of DRL and will witness the participation of professionals from the United States, Germany, France and Holland
  • The finals of the competition will be held at the King Abdullah Economic City in Makkah

JEDDAH: The Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones will be hosting the finals of the Drone Racing League (DRL) on Sept. 14.
The finals of the competition will be held at the King Abdullah Economic City in Makkah, outlining the Kingdom’s interest in advancing its programming and drones sector, as well as supporting youth who take part in it.
Nouf Al-Rakan, the federation’s head, said hosting the competition’s finals reflects the Kingdom’s commitment to develop the programming and drones sector, and an extension of the technical development witnessed in Saudi Arabia.
She also noted that the step is amid the continuous efforts toward fulfilling Vision 2030 which aims to establish a digital society and make the kingdom the top destination for technology globally, and the biggest platform for supporting youth in all fields.
Al-Rakan said the upcoming event is under the direct patronage and support of His Excellency the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federation, Royal Court adviser Saud bin Abdullah Al Qahtani.
Hosting DRL2018 will also grant Saudi youth the opportunity to meet and encounter this race’s most professional competitors, as well as attending training sessions in how to control drones using augmented reality technology.
The upcoming event will be the third edition of DRL and will witness the participation of professionals from the United States, Germany, France and Holland.


Saudi Arabian Nazaha’s fight against corruption continues

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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Saudi Arabian Nazaha’s fight against corruption continues

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.