KACARE charts future at nuclear forum in Vienna

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) has taken part in a global forum on the use of nuclear technology in industry, agriculture and medicine. (SPA)
Updated 04 December 2018
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KACARE charts future at nuclear forum in Vienna

RIYADH: King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) has taken part in a global forum on the use of nuclear technology in industry, agriculture and medicine.
The Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology was organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
Participants highlighted the role of peaceful nuclear energy in driving economic growth, supporting sustainable development and meeting global energy needs.
Dr. Khalid bin Saleh Al-Sultan, KACARE president, said that the experience of specialists from the world’s leading countries in the nuclear energy sector offered immense benefits in the development of the Kingdom’s atomic energy program.
KACARE was established by the late King Abdullah in 2010 to build a sustainable future for the Kingdom through an alternative energy strategy supported by local industries.
With Saudi Arabia’s rapidly growing population placing increasing pressure on the country’s non-renewable hydrocarbon resources, the Kingdom is looking to alternative and sustainable sources of energy for power and production of desalinated water in a bid to reduce consumption of fossil fuel reserves.
A balanced mix of alternative and conventional energy is also considered strategically important to Saudi Arabia’s long-term prosperity, energy security and leading position in the global energy market.


MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

Updated 25 March 2019
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MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

  • Interns will work on entertainment mega-project
  • Program open to university seniors and new graduates

RIYADH: A new internship program for young Saudis has been launched in the Kingdom, following a partnership between Misk Foundation and the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC).

The program runs from June 16 to Aug. 31, 2019, and provides an opportunity for university seniors and recent graduates to be part of Qiddiya, an entertainment mega-project located 40 minutes from Riyadh.

Interns will have the chance to work at Qiddiya’s corporate offices alongside professionals from around the world and will be placed across 12 departments.

They will learn and develop skills that are required to succeed in their professional lives.

They will also gain exposure to QIC’s culture and learn from executives with over 20 years of experience across several sectors. 

QIC CEO Mike Reininger said: “We are contributing directly to the Saudi Vision (2030 reform plan) by creating a richer lifestyle for Saudi citizens while spurring innovation in the creative, hospitality and entertainment sectors. This unique opportunity allows students and fresh graduates to experience what it takes to be part of the change in Saudi by giving them the chance to work alongside a group of both local and international seasoned professionals. Thanks to this partnership with MiSK, we will be training the next generation of industry leaders.” 

Application to the program is open for those with fewer than two years of professional experience. Candidates must show strong academic credentials and submit a short video as part of their application.

King Salman led the Qiddiya ground-breaking ceremony in front of a global audience last April.

The project is aimed at helping to stem the $30 billion a year which Saudis currently spend abroad on tourism, and has the backing of the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund.

It targets local, regional and international tourists and will be Saudi Arabia’s preeminent entertainment, sports and cultural destination.

It is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030, with a total area of 334 square kilometers, surpassing Walt Disney World in Florida, which is only 110 sq. km.