Saudi Cabinet praises creation of new energy park, Al-Turaif restoration efforts

King Salman chaired the session. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018
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Saudi Cabinet praises creation of new energy park, Al-Turaif restoration efforts

  • The government also praised the GCC communique
  • The Cabinet welcomed the restoration of Al-Turaif Historical District and a new energy park called SPARK which was inaugurated on Monday by the crown prince

RIYADH: King Salman chaired the weekly Cabinet session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. The ministers praised the final communique issued at the end of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in Riyadh.

The Cabinet also welcomed the restoration of Al-Turaif Historical District — a project that the king inaugurated in the presence of other GCC leaders this week.

The ministers also discussed the importance of the establishment of the King Salman Energy Park (SPARK), which Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman inaugurated on Monday.

SPARK is an energy megaproject that will position Saudi Arabia as a global energy, industrial and technology hub.

Minister of Media Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad said the Cabinet approved a number of resolutions on various issues. It approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology and the Institute of Genetic Diseases of France to increase cooperation in the health sector.

The Cabinet, Al-Awwad said, also approved an MoU to boost cooperation between Saudi Education Ministry and its Tunisian counterpart.

Members of the board of directors of the National Center for E-learning were also approved, he added.


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)
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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.