New website to improve business in the Kingdom
New website to improve business in the Kingdom
The site, Red Sea Electronic Portal, has been developed by the University of Business and Technology (UBT) in Jeddah, and is expected to launch before the end of the year. Featuring the most recent studies and articles about the world of business, it aims to provide the latest up to date business news and developments, as well as new theories and practices in the field, both locally and internationally.
A team of 17 female students began working on the idea proposed by Ali Somaie, head of the Administrative Information Systems' department at UBT. The developing group of students is led by Abeer Al-Johani and Meaad Al-Zahrani. Ohoud Algarni heads the technical support team with the participation of Nada Haneefa, Nour Hawari, Reem Algamdi, Reem Alotaibi and Sawsan AlQurashi. Areej Mullah heads the editing team which includes Heba Hindiah, Nadine Khoja, Reem Jamjoom and Afraa Abdulaal, while Meaad Al-Zahrani is in charge of the marketing team which consists of Hanaa Ashri, Reema Ajeenh, Amani Zieadah and Najat Al-Harthi.
These projects are not new at UBT. The famous e-commerce “Red Sea Auction” website was implemented in the university after it began as a class project. “We value these projects and know that they benefit the business field. We decided to publish all the projects submitted by the MBA students at UBT on the portal as well,” Somaie told Arab News.
Saudi Arabia highlights the importance of the implementation of the UN Vision 2030
- Saudi Arabia affirms the importance of preserving natural resources and putting great attention to environmental issues
- Saudi Arabia is keen to preserve and protect them and ensure that they are not affected by the urban and industrial renaissance in the Kingdom
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s permanent delegation to the United Nations said that the Kingdom puts great importance to the implementation of the UN Vision 2030’s goals encompassing the economic, social and environmental fronts.
This was stated in the speech delivered by the First Secretary Bandar Al-Nahdi during the general debate on Agenda 21, a UN action plan on sustainable development, at the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Al-Nahdi said that Saudi Arabia affirms the importance of preserving natural resources and putting great attention to environmental issues.
It is keen to preserve and protect them and ensure that they are not affected by the urban and industrial renaissance in the Kingdom, he said in his speech.
“Saudi Arabia believes that the preservation and development of the environment lie in finding new modern technologies, reducing pollution, fighting desertification and optimizing the use of water resources (both treated and renewable water),” Al-Nahdi said. “The plan also includes a complete protection of shores, reserves and islands, in a way that everyone would have access to them.”
He pointed out that King Salman has issued a royal order to establish the Royal Protected Areas Council under the chairmanship of Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. The council will have authority over six reserves in the Kingdom, and would be made accessible to citizens and residents without walls or barriers.
Al-Nahdi said that the Kingdom also supports international efforts to combat desertification.
He added that the Kingdom has launched two initiatives for the sustainable development of forests and rangeland, and organized investments in these areas, to fight desertification through planting 4 million trees and providing 6 million plantlets. It also rehabilitated 60,000 hectares of agricultural land and pastures. Meanwhile, over the next four years more than 100 sites and 24 national parks will be developed.
Al-Nahdi also referred to the report of the UN Secretary-General – “Oil slick on the Lebanese shores” – and said that Saudi Arabia shared the concern of the UN as Israel continued to ignore all international resolutions urging it to take responsibility for the environmental catastrophe caused when its military forces targeted oil storage tanks in the Lebanese shores.
“This has engendered a devastating environmental impact. It is not surprising to see this coming from a state that always disregards all international laws, decisions and treaties, and continues to occupy the land of Palestine and the Arab Golan,” he said.
Al-Nahdi stressed that the Kingdom was always keen on cooperating with international organizations and countries that believed in collective work to achieve the best.
He said that Saudi Arabia would also support efforts to protect and preserve the environment, including risk-reduction measures for natural disasters that threaten our world.