KSRelief launches vocational programs for Yemeni women

More than 50 trainees from Aden’s Attawahi and Khormaksar districts learned how to market the products and services they provide using their skills in sewing, hairdressing, baking, incense production, first aid provision and mobile phone maintenance. (File/SPA)
Updated 07 March 2019
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KSRelief launches vocational programs for Yemeni women

  • KSRelief has also launched a series of courses for women in Al-Houta and Al-Musaymir districts in Lahij to train them in mobile phone maintenance, dairy production and first aid
  • Sixty women have participated in these courses, which include information about how to market their skills to create income for themselves and their families

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched vocational training programs for female breadwinners in the Yemeni governorates of Aden and Lahij.
“As part of its mission to provide training and vocational rehabilitation and improve livelihoods in Yemen, KSRelief has launched several pilot project management courses for female heads of household in the Aden region,” a KSRelief spokesman said on Tuesday.
More than 50 trainees from Aden’s Attawahi and Khormaksar districts have learned how to market the products and services they provide, including sewing, hairdressing, baking, incense production, first aid provision and mobile phone maintenance.
KSRelief has also launched a series of courses for women in Al-Houta and Al-Musaymir districts in Lahij to train them in mobile phone maintenance, dairy production and first aid.
Sixty women have participated in these courses, which include information about how to market their skills to create income for themselves and their families, KSRelief said.
In October 2018, the center launched a vocational training program for women in Yemen’s Shabwah governorate.
The program trained 100 women over two months in four vocations: Hairdressing, sewing and embroidery, making pastries and sweets, and making perfume and incense.


Forum aims to boost Saudi-Japan trade ties

Updated 18 June 2019
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Forum aims to boost Saudi-Japan trade ties

  • Japan is one of Saudi Arabia’s most important economic partners

TOKYO: More than 300 government, investment and industry leaders on Monday took part in a high-level gathering aimed at further boosting business opportunities between Saudi Arabia and Japan.

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) welcomed key figures from the public and private sectors to the Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 Business Forum, held in Tokyo.

Hosted in partnership with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the conference focused on the creation of investment opportunities in strategic sectors of the Kingdom. Delegates also discussed key reforms currently underway to enable easier market access for foreign companies.

Speaking at the event, Saudi Economy and Planning Minister Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri, said: “Today’s forum is a testimony to the success of the strategic direction set by the Saudi-Japanese Vision 2030 two years ago, which seeks to drive private-sector involvement, both by partnering with public-sector entities.”

SAGIA Gov. Ibrahim Al-Omar said: “At SAGIA, we have been working on creating a more attractive and favorable business environment in Saudi Arabia, which is making it easier for foreign companies to access opportunities in the Kingdom.”

Japan is one of Saudi Arabia’s most important economic partners. It is the Kingdom’s second-largest source of foreign capital and third-biggest trading partner, with total trade exceeding $39 billion.

JETRO president, Yasushi Akahoshi, said: “Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 has made great progress since it was first announced. Under this strategic initiative, the number of cooperative projects between our two countries has nearly doubled, from 31 to 61, and represents a diverse range of sectors and stakeholders.”

Since 2016, the Saudi government has delivered 45 percent of more than 500 planned reforms, including the introduction of 100 percent foreign ownership rights, enhancing legal infrastructure and offering greater protection for shareholders.

As a result, the Kingdom has climbed international competitiveness and ease-of-doing-business rankings, with foreign direct investment inflows increasing by 127 percent in 2018 and the number of new companies entering Saudi Arabia rising by 70 percent on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2019.