Ministry of Justice and Mashroat sign MoU

The MoU was signed by Undersecretary for Joint Services at the Ministry of Justice Abdulrahman Al-Khorayef and Secretary General of the Board of Directors and Director General of Mashroat Ahmed bin Motair Al-Balawi.
Updated 06 May 2019
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Ministry of Justice and Mashroat sign MoU

The Ministry of Justice and the National Program to Support the Management of Projects in Public Entities (Mashroat) have signed a memorandum of understanding, whereby Mashroat will provide consultancy and technical support services to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of national infrastructure projects, in line with the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030.
The MoU was signed by Undersecretary for Joint Services at the Ministry of Justice Abdulrahman Al-Khorayef and Secretary General of the Board of Directors and Director General of Mashroat Ahmed bin Motair Al-Balawi. Also present at the signing ceremony were Deputy Minister of Justice Shaikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Saif and Assistant Minister of Economy and Planning Khalid bin Saud Al-Shunaifi.
Al-Khorayef said: “The MoU supports the ministry’s drive to ensure that all projects are managed and delivered on time and to the highest standards and specifications by bolstering partnerships with national sectors, agencies and programs. In addition, it affirms the ministry’s commitment to constructive collaboration to achieve the aspirations of the Kingdom and its vision.”
Al-Balawi said: “The signing is the latest of numerous accords Mashroat has signed with various government sectors to spearhead the transformation process. In doing so, we are empowering the project and facilities management offices in public agencies to develop a flexible environment to manage their projects and facilities more efficiently, which in turn increases the effectiveness and enhances the quality of our national infrastructure.”
He added: “This agreement will boost transparency as it allows for monitoring and assessing the performance of project and facilities management offices in the public sector. The resulting improvement in infrastructure will lead to better services to individuals and society as a whole in areas such as transport, housing, urban planning, natural and social environment, health care, economic and educational opportunities and security, thereby improving the overall quality of life in the Kingdom.”
The MoU is an implementation of a royal decree (No. 47004) dated May 31, 2018, pursuant to the Council of Ministers’ resolution stating that public entities shall establish project management offices in cooperation with Mashroat to follow up, coordinate and manage their projects and ensure their delivery.


Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Updated 17 July 2019
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Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Indian Engineers Forum (IEF) Jeddah Chapter recently held its 13th annual general meeting at Hotel Ramada Continental.

Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed graced the event as chief guest and Consul General of India Noor Rahman Sheikh was guest of honor. IEF President Mohammed Sayeeduddin presided over the function.

Expressing appreciation for the activities of the forum, Ambassador Dr. Sayeed recalled its foundation in 2016 during his tenure as consul general of India in Jeddah.

He lauded Sayeeduddin, Amir Khan, Shuja Sheriff and other members and engineers for the activities of the forum and their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sayeed highlighted scarcity of water as an acute problem in the world in general and in India in particular. He shared his experience of interacting with engineers in the US, who developed a water condensation machine to extract water from humid air.

Consul General Noor Rahman Sheikh applauded IEF for its services to the engineering community in Saudi Arabia. He highlighted how the excellence of Indian engineers in each sector has impacted society. 

“Our zeal to be the best in whatever we do was demonstrated during last year’s Hajj. The mobile app developed by the Consul General of India is going to help the 200,000 pilgrims expected to come this year,” he said.

Amir Khan, founder and chairman of IEF, said IEF provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, and technology exchange. He urged Indian engineers to play a vital role in the development of Saudi Arabia, which he said would help strengthen the relations between India and the Kingdom.

Sayeeduddin thanked Dr. Sayeed for his support in the foundation of IEF. He announced that, having served as founding president for the last 13 years, he is now stepping down and the new president, unanimously elected, will be Khan Mustafa.

Nadeem Ahmed Ali, executive member of IEF, delivered a presentation on digital disruption.

Syed Nasir Khursheed, IEF general secretary, conducted the program.

Indian real estate advisory firm/ institutional channel partner 360 Realtors LLP participated in the event and were the main sponsors. A presentation covering major construction, residential and commercial projects in India was made by S. K. Vivek Kumar, head of international sales, 360 Realtors. Amit Hariyal also delivered a presentation on residential projects across the Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. 

Abdul Rahman, general manager of TA Infra Projects, expressed happiness to be part of the IEF.

Khader Memon made a presentation titled “Special Investment Plan.”

The chief guest, guest of honor and sponsors were presented mementoes as a token of appreciation by the IEF president and executive committee. This was followed by the release of the annual magazine of the forum, Spectrum 2019, edited by Muazzam Sayeed.

A lively session of quiz was conducted by Munnawar Amafh. 

The event was attended by a number of guests from across the Kingdom, including Abdul Haseeb Hazari, Danish Ghafoor, Siadat Ali Khan, Shameem Kausar and Ahmed Omais.

The program started with a recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Talha Khan. Ashraf Nawaz Qureshi, IEF treasurer, welcomed the guests.

IEF Vice President Abu Bakar Sherkhan introduced the chief guest while Mohammed Shoebuddin, IEF chief coordinator, presented a vote of thanks.