Campaign launched against plastic pollution in Saudi Arabia

There was also a lecture about the damage caused by plastic pollution to the environment. (SPA)
Updated 17 November 2018
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Campaign launched against plastic pollution in Saudi Arabia

  • Al-Humaidan said: “Jeddah University accords a great deal of attention to environmental education as a promoter of quality of life”

JEDDAH: Jeddah University’s president stressed the care and attention accorded by the Saudi government to the environment and environmental sustainability.
Adnan Al-Humaidan did so while launching a campaign against plastic pollution in the presence of Khalil Al-Thaqafi, president of the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection.
Al-Humaidan said: “Jeddah University accords a great deal of attention to environmental education as a promoter of quality of life.”
Both officials honored the campaign’s participating entities, and toured the accompanying exhibition. There was also a lecture about the damage caused by plastic pollution to the environment.


Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

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Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

  • Finance representatives of 150 government bodies meet for the Budget Forum 2020

RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements.
Around 300 specialists representing 150 government bodies met at the InterContinental hotel in Riyadh for the Budget Forum 2020.
Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan welcomed delegates to the second edition of the gathering organized by the Saudi Finance Ministry under the slogan “Partnership and Empowerment.”
Al-Jadaan said the ministry was focused on “partnership and commitment,” and sought to share the challenge of developing an effective budget to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitious goals.
“We are also committed to empowering financial leaderships to learn about the ministry’s programs and projects and provide training and qualification opportunities to the best international standards,” he added.
The finance chief said the budget planning process required the collaboration of multiple authorities and a clear strategy based on transparency. 
Items up for discussion at the forum included financial planning in governmental bodies, automation, and the promotion of revenues and efficient spending.
Finance Ministry steering committee chairman, Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Freih, stressed the importance of the forum in getting the ball rolling at an early stage on formulating a general state budget.
Workshops were held on the sidelines of the conference focused on empowering government organizations, and a training program on financial planning and income estimations was also staged.