Comoros leader lauds Muslim World League’s efforts in Africa

Muslim World League Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa meets Comoros President Azali Assoumani in Moroni. (SPA)
Updated 12 January 2019
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Comoros leader lauds Muslim World League’s efforts in Africa

  • Comoros President Azali Assoumani hosted a delegation from the MWL earlier this week
  • The MWL recently hosted a symposium in Moroni on ways to tackle extremist thought

JEDDAH: Comoros President Azali Assoumani hosted a delegation from the Muslim World League (MWL) headed by Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, MWL secretary-general, in the Comoros Islands capital, Moroni.

Assoumani lauded the efforts of the MWL in Africa, while Al-Issa praised the president for sponsoring a symposium held by the MWL, which was attended by a large congregation of African scientists.

He said the league would be ready to liaise with Comorian scientists and intellectuals to tackle all forms of extremist thought, while adding that the MWL was keen on raising awareness about Islam, especially among youth.

Al-Issa also met with Mohammed Hussein, justice and Islamic affairs minister, Abdo Hussain, Comoros Parliament speaker, and the Comoros mufti, Sheikh Taher Al-Jamal Al-Lail.


Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Updated 22 January 2019
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Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

JEDDAH: Saudi Aramco’s Uthmaniyah Gas Plant (UGP) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a “Lighthouse” manufacturing facility and a leader in technology applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 
Saudi Aramco is the first energy company globally to be included in this select group of manufacturing sites. The plant is also the only facility in the Middle East to be recognized by WEF. 
The announcement was made ahead of WEFs annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
The gas plant is one of the world’s largest gas processing plants and was commissioned in 1981 as part of Saudi Aramco’s Master Gas System to process associated gas from oil wells. 
The use of drones and wearable technologies to inspect pipelines and machinery has helped cut inspection time by 90% in this industrial facility.
“The recognition of the Uthmaniyah Gas Plant demonstrates Saudi Aramco’s shift to transform and adapt in the rapidly changing global energy landscape. Uthmaniyah is only one part of our large integrated energy value chain where IR 4.0 technologies are playing a critical role to enable significant capital and operational efficiencies,” said Amin H. Nasser, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco.
The seven new facilities join nine other “Manufacturing Lighthouses” which WEF unveiled in September 2018. The 16 factories were selected from an initial list of 1,000 manufacturers based on their successful implementation of cutting-edge technologies of the future that drive financial and operational impact.
The “Lighthouse” program was conducted by WEF in collaboration with McKinsey during a year-long study. A study team visited UGP in Saudi Arabia and performed a thorough audit.