Saudi Tourism body handicraft program receives award in India

The main objectives of the program are to build a skilled professional group that can produce products at the local and global level. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018
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Saudi Tourism body handicraft program receives award in India

  • The event was organized in the Craft Village in the Indian capital New Delhi

JEDDAH: The National Handicraft Development Program “Bari,” a flagship program of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has won the Best Handicraft Organization award in the second edition of the India Craft Week. The event was organized in the Craft Village in the Indian capital New Delhi.
Indian Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi presented the award.
The main objectives of the program are to build a skilled professional group that can produce products at the local and global level, expand the base of product diversity and quality, as well as the economic and tourism diversification of a sustainable economic industry, in addition to the expansion of craft creativity centers.
Bari last year organized a skills-based training program for the development of female artisans in Riyadh in partnership with the Turquoise Mountain Foundation (TMF) of the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles.
The art and craft training focused on the development of Al-Kharazah craft techniques and trainees had the opportunity to learn new techniques.


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

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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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • 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.