Riyadh to host industrial security event

Updated 22 October 2012
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Riyadh to host industrial security event

The Ministry of Interior, represented by the Higher Commission for Industrial Security, will organize the 15th International Conference and Exhibition for Industrial Security (IFSEC & OSH Arabia 2012) in December at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC).
The conference, which will be held Dec. 9-11, will be sponsored by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) and Technology Control Company.
Meanwhile, the Secretary General of the Higher Commission for Industrial Security Khalid bin Sa’ad Al-Aqeel expressed thanks to the ministry officials for their due concern to the issue of industrial security.
He said the event is being held annually and meant to lay down strategies and scientific plans for industrial security and explore means of cooperation with departments and sectors concerned with this area.
He said the conference will tackle three major issues: protection, fire and safety where a series of work papers will be presented. The intent of the conference is to spread of culture of safely at work places and how to enforce safety standards there.
The exhibition will display the latest protection, fire and safety solutions from international exhibitors, he said.
More than 16 countries will join the event including the United States, the United Kingdom, the European and Asian countries in addition to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.


First group of Sundanese pilgrims arrive in Jeddah

Updated 18 July 2019
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First group of Sundanese pilgrims arrive in Jeddah

  • Jeddah Islamic Port will receive pilgrims until Aug. 6 and more than 266 personnel will be involved in overseeing this year’s Hajj season
  • The president of the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and other dock officials greeted 1,633 pilgrims as they disembarked at Jeddah Islamic Port following their voyage from Sawakin, Sudan

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has welcomed the first group of Sudanese Hajj pilgrims to arrive in the Kingdom by sea.
The president of the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI), Saad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Khalb, and other dock officials greeted 1,633 pilgrims as they disembarked at Jeddah Islamic Port following their voyage from Sawakin in Sudan.
Al-Khalb said the operational plan prepared for this year’s Hajj aimed to receive 22,000 pilgrims through Jeddah Islamic Port, a 37 percent increase on 2018. He added that 22 trips using four ferries were planned, representing a 29 percent rise in the number of sea journeys on the previous year.
The authority, in cooperation with different government sectors and agencies, aims to ensure Hajj pilgrims’ comfort during their stay in the Kingdom.
Jeddah Islamic Port will receive pilgrims until Aug. 6 and more than 266 personnel will be involved in overseeing this year’s Hajj season. These workers will include maritime pilots, ship captains, technical and operational supervisors, security teams, staff responsible for operations at the station, and technical affairs managers.