Saudi, British aviation authorities agree to strengthen cooperation

The MoU aims to train and build capacity in various sectors of civil aviation, safety, security and environmental protection in air transport. (SPA)
Updated 08 September 2018
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Saudi, British aviation authorities agree to strengthen cooperation

  • The memorandum also addressed the topics of privatization, revenue sharing and financing units project

JEDDAH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the UK have signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday.
The Saudi and British sides were respectively represented by Abdul Hakim bin Mohammed Al-Tamimi, chairman of the GACA, and Richard Moriarty, chairman of the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
The MoU aims to train and build capacity in various sectors of civil aviation, safety, security and environmental protection in air transport. It also aims to be open to the latest technologies and best practices in various sectors of civil aviation, as well as to enhance mutual cooperation in the field of civil aviation.
The memorandum also addressed the topics of privatization, revenue sharing and financing units project, as well as the establishment and development of civil aviation research centers.
This MoU comes within the framework of cooperation between the two sides in the field of civil aviation and their wish to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two parties on the basis of mutual benefit and respect, in accordance with the laws, regulations and instructions in force in both countries.


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

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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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • 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.