Emerging opportunities in India highlighted

Updated 09 January 2016

Emerging opportunities in India highlighted

JEDDAH: The Consulate General of India, in association with the Saudi-Indian Business Network (SIBN), organized an event to commemorate the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) at the consulate premises on Saturday. The theme of the event was “India: Emerging economy with emerging opportunities.”
More than 100 Indian professionals and Saudi nationals attended the event. The program was also attended by Dr. M.S. Karimuddin and Rafiuddin Fazulbhoy, both recipients of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award.
Felicitating the two leading Indians, Consul General B.S. Mubarak highlighted the significant initiatives taken by the government of India to strengthen the investment climate of the country, to make it one of the strongest economies in the world.
He also highlighted the business friendly reforms being carried out by the government whereby many new business opportunities have emerged. This includes freight corridor, smart cities, simplified procedures for investment as well as the reforms in real estate.
Thirteen professional experts in various fields spoke at the event. They included Danish Abdul Ghafoor, Mohammed Muzammil Riyaz, Mohammed Hyder, Asim Zeeshan, Vijay Soni, Mohammed Sheriff, Naveen Kumar, Majeedul Hasan, Mohammed N. Al-Qureshi, Suresh Kumar, Javid Ahmed and Ghazanfar Ali Zaki.
Zakaria Biladi of Marketing Support Services made arrangements for the program, which was conducted by SIBN’s General Secretary Majeedul Hasan and Management Coordinator Asim Zeeshan.
The event was supported by the commercial section of the Indian consulate headed by S.R.H. Fahmi, consul (commerce), along with Amjad Shareef, MRA.


Saudi technical students to showcase skills at global contest

Updated 36 min 29 sec ago

Saudi technical students to showcase skills at global contest

  • ‘WorldSkills’ started in 1950 after the head of the Spanish Workers Union called for the organization of the first national vocational competition in Madrid

MOSCOW, Russia: Saudi students and experts will be showcasing their innovative skills in aircraft maintenance and welding during the “WorldSkills” competition to be held in Kazan, Russia on Thursday. 

The competition will run for six days and will see the participation of representatives from 75 countries.

“This is a biennial global competition during which more than 700 young men and women from 75 countries compete in 56 various categories,” said the CEO of Colleges of Excellence Dr. Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri. 

The competition will run for six days and will see the participation of more than 700 young men and women from 75 countries. (SPA)

“The competition covers industrial and service professions with the highest international standards to promote technical and vocational training and raise awareness about the impact of such training.

“This competition aims to shed light on the importance of technical skills, encourage young people to acquire them, discover their skills and develop them and find cooperation opportunities among contestants and different sectors,” he added.

Those who qualified from international technical colleges and strategic partnership institutes were: Idris Abduljalil Al-Haji from the International Aviation Technical College (IATC) in Riyadh, Hassan Hussain Al-Rashid from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services, aircraft maintenance expert Ibrahim Khalid Yamani from IATC, and welding expert engineer Ghazi Mohammed Al-Mustanir from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services.

“Saudi students impressed the participants during previous local and international competitions,” Al-Tuwaijri said, adding “Yamani was chosen as the best aircraft maintenance expert during the 2017 competition held in Abu Dhabi.”

“WorldSkills” started in 1950 after the head of the Spanish Workers Union called for the organization of the first national vocational competition in Madrid.