KSRelief gifts dates to Indonesia and Pakistan

100 tons of dates were gifted. (SPA)
Updated 18 May 2019
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KSRelief gifts dates to Indonesia and Pakistan

  • Al-Thaqafi said that the dates’ shipment was a reflection of the good relations between the two countries

JAKARTA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) gifted 100 tons to the Indonesian government on Friday as well as 80 tons of dates to Pakistan, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The fruit was handed over in the presence of Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Indonesia Essam Abed Al-Thaqafi, Social Empowerment Director General at the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs Bibin Nizaruddin, a representative from the Saudi Ministry of Finance, embassy staff, and KSRelief’s team.

Al-Thaqafi said that the dates’ shipment was a reflection of the good relations between the two countries.

Nizaruddin thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying the dates would be distributed to beneficiaries in different cities.

The gift is part of the Kingdom’s programs to help friendly countries and distribute aid to the neediest families in different parts of the world.

KSRelief also delivered 80 tons of dates to the World Food Program (WFP) to be distributed to needy people in Pakistan.

WFP Pakistan Country Director Finbarr Curran signed the delivery memo of the dates’ shipment at the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad in the presence of the Saudi ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, and the director of KSRelief in Pakistan, Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Othmani.

Al-Malki said: “This project is a continuation of the support provided by the government of Saudi Arabia to the people of Pakistan under the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“The Kingdom is keen to stand by its brothers in Pakistan in all the tribulations and difficulties they are going through.”
 


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.