Saudi Commission for Tourism to develop handicrafts industry in KSA

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Handicrafts are capable of generating job opportunities and promoting local industries. (SPA)
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Handicrafts are capable of generating job opportunities and promoting local industries. (SPA)
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Handicrafts are capable of generating job opportunities and promoting local industries. (SPA)
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Handicrafts are capable of generating job opportunities and promoting local industries. (SPA)
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Handicrafts are capable of generating job opportunities and promoting local industries. (SPA)
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Handicrafts are capable of generating job opportunities and promoting local industries. (SPA)
Updated 04 March 2019
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Saudi Commission for Tourism to develop handicrafts industry in KSA

  • Dr. Hisham Madani: Handicrafts are capable of generating job opportunities and promoting local industries.

MAKKAH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) in Makkah said that it is seeking to develop the economy of handicrafts to enrich this sector economically and present it to visitors as a real industry that reflects the craftsmen’s skills and creativity.
Dr. Hisham Madani, director-general of the SCTH, said that governments, schools, nonprofit organizations and tourism sectors in many countries contribute to the development of handicraft economies as arts and crafts that benefit wide social segments and enrich touristic events and present them as an effective investments model for families and individuals at the lowest cost.
He said creativity is linked to arts and crafts and that many countries have taken advantage of handicrafts and presented them to tourists and visitors, stressing that the craftsmen in Makkah have the potential to transform handicrafts into financial income. He said that there are many patents registered by the handicrafts sector in some countries and that it is an industry in the knowledge and entrepreneurship economy.
Madani said that handicrafts are capable of generating job opportunities and promoting local industries.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.