Saudi Grains Organization to import 630,000 tons of wheat

SAGO has completed procedures for tenders to import 1,500,000 tons of fodder barley from world market. (SPA)
Updated 17 September 2018
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Saudi Grains Organization to import 630,000 tons of wheat

  • 11 international companies have been awarded the contract for supplying through 17 vessels at different ports in the Kingdom

JEDDAH: Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) has completed measures to import 630,000 tons of wheat during 2018 from European Union countries, Australia, and South and North America, except Canada.
The fourth batch will arrive during November-December on board 10 ships through the Kingdom’s ports on the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea, according to sources.
Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Faris, SAGO governor, said the batch comes as an extension of the Kingdom’s plan to cover the local demand for wheat and preserve its strategic stocks.
Last week, SAGO said it has completed procedures for tenders to import 1,500,000 tons of fodder barley from EU countries, Australia, North and South America (excluding Canada) and the Black Sea.
Al-Faris said that 11 international companies have been awarded the contract for supplying through 17 vessels at different ports in the Kingdom.
He said the move comes as an extension of a plan to cover the local demand for fodder barley.
SAGO aims to maintain its status as one of the most important sectors in the field of food security by following the best practices to develop and enhance its activities.


7th AGFUND Development Forum kicks off in Geneva

AGFUND was established in 1980 upon the initiative of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz. (SPA)
Updated 25 min 23 sec ago
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7th AGFUND Development Forum kicks off in Geneva

  • Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal expressed hope that the AGFUND Forum will meet what everyone looks forward to. (SPA)
  • AGFUND is a regional organization based in Riyadh. It was established in 1980 upon the initiative of Prince Talal

JEDDAH: Under the patronage of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz, president of Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), the 7th AGFUND Development Forum kicked off in Geneva on Monday. 

In an opening speech, delivered on his behalf, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal expressed hope that the AGFUND Forum will meet what everyone looks forward to. He also expressed his happiness to participate in this forum for discussing important issues.

He said the development, which meets the demands of life and sustainability, is a key factor in preparing such people who can participate and contribute to the progress of their society.

He urged the media to play its role in raising awareness of the “2030 Sustainable Development Goals.”

AGFUND is a regional organization based in Riyadh. It was established in 1980 upon the initiative of Prince Talal.

AGFUND works mainly in the field of development and growth at the international level through an effective partnership with the UN and other regional and national development organizations. Through the implementation of its programs, AGFUND provides support to needy groups to help facilitate their full access to basic and fundamental social requirements, such as education.