Report violation, get 25% of fine as reward

Mufrej Al-Haqabani. (Reuters)
Updated 27 July 2016
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Report violation, get 25% of fine as reward

RIYADH: Those who report Saudization violations, especially in the IT sector, will be rewarded with the amount equal to the 25 percent of the fine, Mufrej Al-Haqabani, labor and social development minister, has announced it.

The ministry will carry out "community inspections" that allow every individual to report Saudization violations in the IT and other sectors as soon as the goal of hundred percent Saudization of the IT sector starts at the beginning of September.
"According to regulations, the minister can allocate rewards that amount to 25 percent of the value of the violation fee," said the minister.
Al-Haqabani said young Saudis have proved their ability in the IT sector. “They are a source of pride and their participation in the IT market is fantastic and professional. I thank all our sons and daughters who proved they were capable to grasp the opportunities they were given," he said.
Al-Haqabani stressed that Vision 2030 aims for the improvement of the work environment, reduce unemployment and increase the participation of women in the labor market.
Regarding the issue of shops closing at 9 p.m. to boost women’s employment, Al-Haqabani said women can work in all places under two main conditions: Safety and appropriate work.
"If these rules are taken into account, then a working woman would be essential to the modern development of the Kingdom. It stands to lose if women do not effectively participate in the labor market,” said the minister.


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.