KSRelief gifts dates to Indonesia and Pakistan

100 tons of dates were gifted. (SPA)
Updated 18 May 2019

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.”
 


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.