Nearly 2.95 million held for residency, labor violations across KSA

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Around 500,102 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 740,785 were deported. (SPA)
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Around 500,102 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 740,785 were deported. (SPA)
Updated 15 April 2019
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Nearly 2.95 million held for residency, labor violations across KSA

  • The total number of violators being subjected to procedures is 11,952, including 10,162 men and 1,790 women

RIYADH: Nearly 2.95 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 2,943,570 offenders, including 2,294,682 for violating residency regulations, 451,130 for labor violations and 197,758 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The report said that 49,933 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 47 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
2,133 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,671 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. The total number of violators being subjected to procedures is 11,952, including 10,162 men and 1,790 women.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 437,543 offenders; 400,212 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 500,102 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 740,785 were deported.


Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

Updated 19 April 2019
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Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

  • Finance representatives of 150 government bodies meet for the Budget Forum 2020

RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements.
Around 300 specialists representing 150 government bodies met at the InterContinental hotel in Riyadh for the Budget Forum 2020.
Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan welcomed delegates to the second edition of the gathering organized by the Saudi Finance Ministry under the slogan “Partnership and Empowerment.”
Al-Jadaan said the ministry was focused on “partnership and commitment,” and sought to share the challenge of developing an effective budget to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitious goals.
“We are also committed to empowering financial leaderships to learn about the ministry’s programs and projects and provide training and qualification opportunities to the best international standards,” he added.
The finance chief said the budget planning process required the collaboration of multiple authorities and a clear strategy based on transparency. 
Items up for discussion at the forum included financial planning in governmental bodies, automation, and the promotion of revenues and efficient spending.
Finance Ministry steering committee chairman, Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Freih, stressed the importance of the forum in getting the ball rolling at an early stage on formulating a general state budget.
Workshops were held on the sidelines of the conference focused on empowering government organizations, and a training program on financial planning and income estimations was also staged.