Hail’s deputy governor visits House of Hail at Janadriyah Festival

Hail’s Deputy Gov. Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Muqrin visits the Janadriyah Festival in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 04 January 2019

Hail’s deputy governor visits House of Hail at Janadriyah Festival

  • Among the pavilions Prince Faisal inspected were those of the University of Hail

JEDDAH: Hail’s Deputy Gov. Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Muqrin on Friday visited the House of Hail at the 33rd Janadriyah Festival and inspected its pavilions that capture the region’s history and heritage.

Prince Faisal was received by Dr. Youssef Al-Thuwaini, director general of education in Hail; Abdullah Al-Odaim, vice chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers and chairman of the Hail Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Youssef Al-Shagdali, general supervisor of the House of Hail; and Al-Shagdali’s assistant Nayef Al-Shalhoub. 

Among the pavilions Prince Faisal inspected were those of the University of Hail, the region’s secretariat, and families who offer traditional food to visitors of the House of Hail.

He also visited the fine arts pavilion, an exhibition on important works by artists, craftsmen and jewelers from Hail, and pavilions that simulate the region’s historical houses, including Al-Liwan, Dar Al-Shayeb, Dar Al-Muskhan, Dar Al-Arous and Al-Mawqid.

He saw a detailed presentation about the heritage of Jubbah and Al-Shuwaimis, where there are historical monuments dating back to the Neolithic period, the Middle Ages, the Thamudian era and the Islamic era. 

All those monuments are registered with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Prince Faisal thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the success of the 33rd Janadriyah Festival, saying it reflects the leadership’s keenness to introduce visitors to Saudi heritage and culture. 

Prince Faisal also thanked Hail Gov. Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saad bin Abdul Aziz for his care for the region’s heritage and the House of Hail pavilions.


Saudi Justice Ministry: 3.5 million digital authentications carried out in 1 year

E-notarization will save about 8 million sheets of paper annually. (SPA)
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Saudi Justice Ministry: 3.5 million digital authentications carried out in 1 year

  • The new system abridges about 70 percent of procedures and directs clients straight to the assigned notary’s office without having to go through the data entry hall

RIYADH: The last year witnessed a boost in digital authentications in the Kingdom as notaries executed 3.5 million authentications, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The e-notarization system was launched on Nov. 18, 2018, to provide several services that dispense with paperwork and spare clients the need to visit notarial offices for low-risk powers of attorney (PoAs).
Of these operations, 2 million were related to issuing PoAs and declarations, and 1 million were related to real estate authentication.
Beneficiaries were provided with new options, including the issuance of PoAs through the online portal Najiz of the Justice Ministry after certification by a notary, through mobile notary services provided for special groups, or through authentication services provided by the portal www.mwathiq.sa.
Earlier, the ministry revealed eight new e-services in the notarization sector, including digital PoAs, which put an end to paperwork and most clients’ visits to notarial offices. Digital PoAs are sent to clients’ Absher-registered mobile numbers.

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Riyadh topped the list of Saudi regions with 1.5 million digital authentication operations, Makkah ranked second with 575,000, followed by the Eastern Province with 423,000.

“E-notarization will save about 8 million sheets of paper annually, making notarization greener and more cost-effective,” the ministry said.
One of the new e-services enables clients to inquire about their PoAs and their validity, terminate unwanted ones, and find out about agencies that have checked the validity of any of their PoAs.
Another e-service enables government agencies to verify PoAs online through the Yesser program, the universal access number 920025888, the ministry’s portal (www.moj.gov.sa), and its official app.
The new system abridges about 70 percent of procedures and directs clients straight to the assigned notary’s office without having to go through the data entry hall.