Police take security at airport seriously

NO OPEN ENTRY: No body was allowed to enter the Jeddah airport terminal through Gates 2 and 3, which were strictly used as exits for arriving passengers. (SPA)
Updated 10 July 2016
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Police take security at airport seriously

JEDDAH: The Saudi government and security forces are keen to provide safety and security to the people of the Kingdom, and in airport security, they haven’t spared any efforts.
The beefed-up security at King Abdulaziz International Airport was applauded by citizens and residents of Jeddah as it shows the keenness of the government in providing safety and security to the people and visitors to Jeddah.
Abu Faisal, who went to receive his wife at the airport, could not enter the arrivals area of the airport because of the tight security. “The security guard told me that the passengers would be coming out from gates 2 and 3 of the arrival lounge, and nobody was allowed to go in, only staff and business employees, even after IDs were properly checked. Even the checkpoint outside the perimeters of the airport did thorough checks of cars entering the airport,” he said.
He said that special security cars were also going around in the parking lot to enforce security, which shows the eagerness of the government and security forces in providing all the measures, by the grace of Allah, to make it safe for all those coming to the airport.
Ahmed Al-Rafeek, another resident, expressed his gratitude to the government for intensifying security for the protection of everyone in the Kingdom, and condemned what the enemies of the Kingdom are trying to do.
“I salute the security forces who are sincerely and efficiently boosting security. I would also like to pray to Allah to bless those security forces who laid down their lives for the protection of the nation and its people, and also pray for the injured to recover at the earliest,” he said.
He also said that expatriates and citizens are wholeheartedly with the Saudi government, the nation and security forces, and accept all the security measures they put in place for the benefit of the people.


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.