KSA’s Sharqiah season cultural events begin on March 14

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At Alkhobar Waterfront, a cultural village will be set up for nine consecutive days showcasing every region of the Kingdom. (SPA)
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At Alkhobar Waterfront, a cultural village will be set up for nine consecutive days showcasing every region of the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 13 March 2019
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KSA’s Sharqiah season cultural events begin on March 14

  • Hundreds of Saudi artists will take part in a major exhibition in Al-Jubail Industrial City until March 26
DAMMAM: A triple helping of cultural events has been lined up in Saudi Arabia as part of a range of Sharqiah season activities.
The Kingdom’s General Authority for Culture (GAC) will participate in various events taking place between March 14 and 30 under the title “Sharqiah Culture and Potentials.” On the first day, activities will be held simultaneously in three different cities.
An interactive multimedia exhibition will run at the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture, in Dhahran, with more than 2,000 paintings by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh.
At Alkhobar Waterfront, a cultural village will be set up for nine consecutive days showcasing every region of the Kingdom and using advanced display systems to merge Saudi heritage with modern-day culture. And hundreds of Saudi artists will take part in a major exhibition in Al-Jubail Industrial City until March 26, which is being organized in collaboration with the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu.


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.