National Day Hiking event concludes in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Baha city

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More than 2,000 participants and organizational committees took part in the world’s largest hiking event from inside and outside the Kingdom. (SPA)
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More than 2,000 participants and organizational committees took part in the world’s largest hiking event from inside and outside the Kingdom. (SPA)
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More than 2,000 participants and organizational committees took part in the world’s largest hiking event from inside and outside the Kingdom. (SPA)
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More than 2,000 participants and organizational committees took part in the world’s largest hiking event from inside and outside the Kingdom. (SPA)
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More than 2,000 participants and organizational committees took part in the world’s largest hiking event from inside and outside the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 01 October 2018
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National Day Hiking event concludes in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Baha city

JEDDAH: The biggest gathering event for hiking worldwide has concluded its activities in Al-Baha, a city in the southwest of Saudi Arabia.
More than 2,000 participants and organizational committees took part in the event from inside and outside the Kingdom, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The participants set off at 6 am on two separate tracks across the valleys and streams in the region, in a hiking event held to commemorate Saudi Arabia’s 88th National Day in Al-Mandaq, in Al-Baha region.
The event, held under the supervision of Saudi Hiking, is considered the biggest hiking event worldwide, SPA said.
The closing ceremony kicked off with a speech followed by the national anthem, as well as greetings, poems and speeches by the heads of delegations from outside the Kingdom.
The 88th National Day Hiking event started with the participation of medical cadres and more than 13 ambulances, as well as the Saudi Red Crescent.
The number of medical personnel was more than 10 cadres, including doctors and nursing staff, with more than 10 volunteers from the Red Crescent, and another 8 members of the Red Crescent, in addition to three medical posts on the men’s track and two points on the women’s track.


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.