King Salman receives Saudi mayors, municipal heads

King Salman with Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 23 April 2019
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King Salman receives Saudi mayors, municipal heads

  • The king stressed the importance of raising the quality of municipal services

RIYADH: King Salman on Monday received regional secretaries, mayors, heads of municipal councils and senior officials of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. 

The king stressed the importance of raising the quality of municipal services and intensifying efforts in this regard to achieve the aspirations of citizens and residents. He pointed out the state’s great interest and support for the development of the municipal sector.

Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi, who is also the acting minister of municipal and rural affairs, was also present on the occasion.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent cables of condolence to President Feliz Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo following a boat accident in eastern Congo that resulted in a number of deaths.


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

Updated 24 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

  • The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors

RIYADH: The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has inaugurated a podcast program, titled “Kingdom of Energy”, through which specialized researchers can talk about energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental issues.

The podcast is an opportunity for people interested in the field of energy to listen to the opinions of specialists in the field, including workers or partners of the center, whether local or international cadres.

The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors through a new platform on the center’s website, allowing visitors to listen to podcast episodes.

The program is working on producing “Kingdom of Energy” episodes on a regular basis. The first episode is now available on the website in English, and another series is to be produced in Arabic.

KAPSARC is a non-profit research center that conducts independent research into global energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental studies. The center seeks to find solutions for the most-effective and productive use of energy to promote economic and social growth locally, regionally and internationally.