‘Made in Asir’ showcases products

Updated 31 July 2015

‘Made in Asir’ showcases products

KHAMIS MUSHAIT: Mayor Saeed bin Abdulaziz bin Mushait said the exhibition “Made in Asir 2015” provides an opportunity for productive families and artisans to exhibit their products and innovations in a manner that achieves suitable economic returns.
This came during the launch of “Made in Asir” on Wednesday at the Prince Sultan Cultural Center in Khamis Mushait, during the activities of the “Abha Gathers Us” festival, which is held under the umbrella of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and the national program for traditional industries.
He said that participants should be supported especially since they produce local products.
The initiative was implemented under the auspices of Asir Governor and Chairman of the Tourism Development Council Prince Faisal bin Khaled, and President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage Prince Sultan bin Salman.
The exhibition will continue for five days with the participation of more than 100 artisans who present their products and various artifacts.
The exhibition is accompanied by lectures for leading business women to develop traditional products and their marketing, in addition to exhibiting the works of talented people.
“In Khamis Mushait we are still following up on the establishment an investment project that is setting up a city for family production. The project is implemented by the Chamber of Commerce in coordination with the governorate’s municipality,” the mayor added.
He pointed out that the city will be allocated to production families for a token fee; it will provide high quality services that contribute to making the project a success.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

Updated 17 June 2019

Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has provided $1 million to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday.

The announcement came as part of the “Kingdom’s efforts in supporting international organizations and bodies and the leadership’s keenness to play an important role in the most important international and regional organizations,” SPA said.

The aid will go towards supporting ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative, which aims to assist developing countries in applying the standards and recommended methods for the safety and security of civil aviation.

The aid will also contribute to the costs of translating the organization’s documents and publications into Arabic.

The President of the Kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri thanked King Salman for his support to the aviation sector locally, regionally and globally, 

He said: “this contributes to the development of the aviation industry and to improve the safety and security of civil aviation in developing countries, least developed countries and island states.

The $1 million of financial assistance is an extension of the Kingdom's previous financial support in 2016 which “ the level of safety and security of civil aviation in the Middle East and Africa," Al-Mansouri said.

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the ICAO’s president, thanked the king for the support.