Success for Saudi inventors at tech event in Moscow

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Dr. Raed bin Khaled Qarmali meets award-winning Saudi innovators. (SPA)
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Dr. Raed bin Khaled Qarmali meets award-winning Saudi innovators. (SPA)
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Dr. Raed bin Khaled Qarmali meets award-winning Saudi innovators. (SPA)
Updated 31 March 2019
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Success for Saudi inventors at tech event in Moscow

  • Dr. Raed bin Khaled Qarmali: “Saudi Arabia is full of distinguished and capable innovators”

MOSCOW: Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed bin Khaled Qarmali on Friday met award-winning Saudi innovators at the closing ceremony of Archimedes, the 22nd Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Technology Salon.
“The Kingdom is full of distinguished and capable innovators,” he said.
Hamad Al-Yami received a gold Archimedes medal and a special prize from the German Innovators Union and the Iraqi Society of Inventors and Innovators for his invention, which makes use of nanotechnology.
Dr. Hind Abdul Ghaffar also received a gold medal, in addition to a special prize from the Romanian Inventors Forum, while Ayed Al-Subaie was awarded a gold medal and a special prize from the Moroccan Union of Inventors and a silver medal from the Iraqi Society of Inventors and Innovators.
Maram Al-Qahtani, Samia Al-Shahri, Dr. Ghada Al-Qahtani, Reem Al-Zahrani and Zahra Qaysi were presented with silver Archimedes medals.
Fatima Al-Otaibi received a bronze Archimedes medal, as did Mariam Al-Qahtani, who also received a gold medal from the Indonesian Innovation and Invention Promotion Association.


Hajj Ministry: More than 7.46m Umrah visas issued so far

Updated 25 May 2019
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Hajj Ministry: More than 7.46m Umrah visas issued so far

  • The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan
  • The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience

RIYADH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 7,463,259, of which 6,964,943 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj Ministry.
There are 925,246 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 679,929 in Makkah and 245,317 in Madinah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Most pilgrims — 6,185,504 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 671,356 entered by land and 108,083 arrived by sea.
The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (1,530,855) followed by Indonesia (934,827), India (635,675), Egypt (524,728), Algeria (353,425), Yemen (323,083), Turkey (300,517), Malaysia (26,9554), Iraq (268,179) and Jordan (194,908).
The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. They are 10,852 Saudis including 8,978 males and 1,874 females.
Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government.
The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience.