KSA’s six technical college trainees win awards at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

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The Technical College Foundation has a program to encourage innovation through talent clubs in technical colleges. (SPA)
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The Technical College Foundation has a program to encourage innovation through talent clubs in technical colleges. (SPA)
Updated 15 April 2019
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KSA’s six technical college trainees win awards at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

  • Riyadh Technical College, won the bronze medal for his invention of the intelligent waste bin

RIYADH: Six trainees from the Technical Colleges won many awards at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.
Majid Al-Harbi, from Riyadh Technical College, won the gold medal for creating an automatic opening and closing cup. Abdulaziz Khoja, from the College of Communications and Electronics in Jeddah, also won the gold medal for the invention of a smart waste container. Ali Al-Shehri, from Dammam Technical College, won the silver medal for his invention to generate electricity from the sand. Abdulrahman Al-Harbi, from the College of Communications and Electronics in Jeddah, won the silver medal for his economic Air Conditioner innovation. Ayed Saliban, from Riyadh Technical College, won the bronze medal for his invention of the intelligent waste bin. In addition, Waleed Abdul Qader, from Medina Technical College, won the bronze medal for inventing an easy-to-store table.

The Technical College Foundation has a program to encourage innovation through talent clubs in technical colleges, and through the many competitions in the professional fields.


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.