Prince Mohammed discusses investment opportunities with Japanese firms

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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets senior official of Japan’s GX in Tokyo on Saturday to discuss investments in Yanbu, Saudi Aramco and partnerships in foreign investments. (SPA)
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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with chair of the Saudi Business Council of Japan, Hideyoshi Saito. (SPA)
Updated 03 September 2016
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Prince Mohammed discusses investment opportunities with Japanese firms

TOKYO: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday co-chaired a Saudi Business Council of Japan meeting and discussed investment opportunities being offered by the Kingdom in a host of sectors.
Prince Mohammed also met senior official of Japan’s GX to discuss investments in Yanbu, Saudi Aramco and partnerships in foreign investments.
In another development, Saudi delegations also held talks with the executive director of Japan Exchange Group to review investment opportunities in the Kingdom.
He also met Governor of Tokyo where the two sides discussed Saudi-Japanese relations and her experience to develop Tokyo as a smart city.
The Saudi delegation has signed a host of agreements with the Japanese companies in numerous fields including defence and military, economy, finance, oil and gas and other sectors.
Saudi Arabia and Japan signed seven Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) on the first day of Prince Mohammed’s visit.
The deputy crown prince also met officials of Japanese financial institutions late on Friday to discuss investment opportunities in the Kingdom within 'Vision 2030' framework.


13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018

RIYADH: The Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” program has helped 13,230 families registered on its Real Estate Development Fund list with housing options and finance solutions during May.
This includes 5,835 families who live in their own homes, bringing the total number of families benefiting from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year to 68,195.
The Sakani program announced the names of beneficiaries and their national ID numbers through the link https://sakani-names.housing.sa or via the program portal.
More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018.
Ministry of Housing spokesman Saif Al-Suwailem said that Sakani continues to provide its services to beneficiaries according to their needs and abilities. The ministry is keen to provide better services in line with the “Eskan” program, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives that aims to raise the proportion of residential ownership to 70 percent by 2030.
As part of Sakani’s efforts to provide suitable housing options, the program began to implement 53 new housing projects in different regions of the Kingdom, characterized by affordable prices for a large segment of citizens registered on the lists of the Ministry of Housing.
Al-Suwailem said that the ministry was keen to find solutions for Saudi families that help them to own the right home for them. SPA Riyadh