Saudi Arabia to explore investment options in Sudan

Khalid Al-Falih said that the Kingdom has an advantage in being one of the leading players in the mining sector. (REUTERS)
Updated 12 September 2018
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Saudi Arabia to explore investment options in Sudan

  • The plans are an extension of the joint strategic action between Sudan and Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: As part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources organized a forum to explore investment opportunities for the exploitation of mineral resources in Sudan.
The opening address by Khalid Al-Falih, the minister of energy, industry and mineral resources, was delivered on his behalf by Khalid bin Saleh  Al-Madifar, deputy minister of energy, industry and mineral resources for mining affairs.
Al-Falih said that King Salman and the crown prince place great emphasis on the Kingdom’s mining sector — an important part of Vision 2030 as the country seeks to develop energy, industry and mineral resources through the implementation of 42 initiatives.
The aim is to restructure the sector and raise the GDP from $17 billion to $64 billion and create 160,000 job opportunities by 2030.
Al-Falih said that the Kingdom has an advantage in being one of the leading players in the mining sector, helped mostly by its geographical location, free economy, the availability of energy and infrastructure, as well as ample land which is rich in mineral resources valued at $1.3 trillion.
 


After success in Yemen, heart team travels to save lives in Tanzania

The nucleus of this medical team are Saudi citizens who are proud of the international medical status that Saudi doctors have reached in fields such as heart surgery.
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After success in Yemen, heart team travels to save lives in Tanzania

  • The trip comes after coordination with the Ambassador of Tanzania in Saudi Arabia Hamid Eid Maghazi, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute

JEDDAH: A heart surgery and cardiology team is preparing to go to Tanzania to treat 176 heart patients after successful trips to treat 225 heart patients in Yemen.
Balsam International will travel to Dar es Salaam, the former capital of Tanzania, in the next few days.
Dr. Imad Bukhari, cardiac surgery consultant and CEO of Balsam, said that during the six-day trip the team aims to conduct 16-18 open heart surgeries, about 60 catheterizations, offering treatment to 100 cases in outpatient clinics in collaboration with the medical team at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute.
The trip comes after coordination with the Ambassador of Tanzania in Saudi Arabia Hamid Eid Maghazi, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute.
Heart surgeon Dr. Rakan Nazer expressed his delight in participating with his colleagues in Balsam in this humanitarian charity work.
Dr. Abdulaziz Khouja, anesthesiologist, and his colleagues remember joyfully the achievements of “Balsam1” and “Balsam2” trips to Yemen in April and May 2018. In about 12 days, 25 open heart surgeries and more than 200 catheterizations were carried out, in addition to more than 750 clinical and ultrasound checkups.
The nucleus of this medical team are Saudi citizens who are proud of the international medical status that Saudi doctors have reached in fields such as heart surgery. Dr. Rahim Gul, a Pakistani consultant in cardiac surgery, is taking part in this trip.