Princess Sarah Al-Saud, director at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

Updated 30 March 2019
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Princess Sarah Al-Saud, director at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

Princess Sarah Al-Saud has been the director of maritime business development at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport since 2017.

Speaking at the Saudi Maritime Congress in Riyadh, Princess Sarah said that Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector was set to receive a much-needed boost, with the allocation of $8.8 billion to the energy, mining and logistics industries in the 2019 budget.

“In fact, the country is on an aggressive diversification path, with substantial government spending expected to (catalyze) Vision 2030 (reform plan) goals and drive sustainable growth and development,” she said.

Princess Sarah attained her bachelor’s in maritime transport and technology from the academy in Alexandria.

The Arab League operates the academy and runs programs in maritime transport, engineering and business.

She has contributed in various areas of cooperation between the Kingdom and maritime industry stakeholders in Arab countries, especially in the field of strategic planning.

Princess Sarah was appointed as the first UAE ambassador for the Women in Shipping and Trading Association because of her passion for empowering women in the maritime industry.


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