FaceOf: Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, vice chairman of Saudi-Kuwaiti Parliamentary Friendship Committee

Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Ghamdi
Updated 08 January 2019
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FaceOf: Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, vice chairman of Saudi-Kuwaiti Parliamentary Friendship Committee

  • Al-Ghamdi holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from King Saud University in Riyadh
  • Al-Ghamdi also received a Ph.D. in economics from Colorado State University

Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Ghamdi is vice chairman of Saudi-Kuwaiti Parliamentary Friendship Committee and has been a member of the Saudi Shoura Council since his appointment in 2013. 

Previously, Al-Ghamdi served as an adviser to the office of the energy, industry and mineral resources minister for 19 years from 1993 to 2012. He also served as a part-time consultant with the minister of economy and planning. 

He was an associate professor at the administration department of King Abdul Aziz Military Academy in Riyadh from 1983 to 1993. 

Al-Ghamdi holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from King Saud University in Riyadh. He completed a master’s degree in economics at the University of Denver in the US. 

He also received a Ph.D. in economics from Colorado State University, where he worked as an associate professor for one year in 1990. 

Al-Ghamdi is a member of several national and international committees including the joint working group on petroleum cooperation with Korea, Britain, India, China and Japan, and Saudi Arabia’s petroleum strategy modernization committee.

He is a member of the Saudi team on the OPEC economic committee and a member of the Saudi delegation in ministerial meetings of OPEC.

Al-Ghamdi will lead a Shoura Council delegation on an official visit to Kuwait on Tuesday.


13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018

RIYADH: The Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” program has helped 13,230 families registered on its Real Estate Development Fund list with housing options and finance solutions during May.
This includes 5,835 families who live in their own homes, bringing the total number of families benefiting from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year to 68,195.
The Sakani program announced the names of beneficiaries and their national ID numbers through the link https://sakani-names.housing.sa or via the program portal.
More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018.
Ministry of Housing spokesman Saif Al-Suwailem said that Sakani continues to provide its services to beneficiaries according to their needs and abilities. The ministry is keen to provide better services in line with the “Eskan” program, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives that aims to raise the proportion of residential ownership to 70 percent by 2030.
As part of Sakani’s efforts to provide suitable housing options, the program began to implement 53 new housing projects in different regions of the Kingdom, characterized by affordable prices for a large segment of citizens registered on the lists of the Ministry of Housing.
Al-Suwailem said that the ministry was keen to find solutions for Saudi families that help them to own the right home for them. SPA Riyadh