Close your nose: 10 gallons of urine found in ‘perfume factory’

Updated 29 January 2016
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Close your nose: 10 gallons of urine found in ‘perfume factory’

JEDDAH: Ten gallons of human urine kept in several containers shocked a municipality team when it raided a warehouse on Wednesday.
The Hail municipality team also found wood covered with perfumed oil with the intention of selling them as Oud, said a media report.
The team also seized unknown raw material, oils and perfume bottles. The team immediately informed the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Civil Defense and the police, and handed the case over to them.
Saad Al-Thowaini, media director at the municipality, said the secretariat, in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the region, shut down the warehouse while the security patrols arrested the foreign workers.
The operator of the warehouse was fined for various violations, including the discovery of the human urine on the premises, making perfumes without a license, the presence of unknown raw materials, and other health violations.
The police are now trying to determine why so much urine was on the premises and whether it was mixed with the perfumes and being sold on the market.
Al-Thowaini said the municipality’s teams regularly conduct inspections at restaurants, kitchens, fast food restaurants, confectionery plants and warehouses.


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

Updated 24 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize on Wednesday the launch of the “Qiddiya” Project which is the new entertainment, sports and cultural destination in the Kingdom.
The project will be built in Al-Giddiya area, some 40 km west of the capital, Riyadh.
The foundation stone ceremony of will be attended by a host of local and international officials, as well as a number of decision-makers, major investors and representatives of the regional and international companies, marking the launch of the project’s formal infrastructure. The first phase will be completed by 2022.
In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Tounsi, Secretary General of the Foundation Council of the Qiddiya Project of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) said that the inauguration of this vital project is a real translation of the aspirations of the Kingdom’s wise leadership and its relentless efforts to develop mega projects that would contribute effectively to achieve many direct and indirect economic returns, and to advance sustainable development for the benefit of the homeland and the citizen, in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
“About two-thirds of the Kingdom’s population is under the age of 35. There is a great need for Qiddiya Project to provide them with entertainment. The project will save about $30 billion, which will be used to develop the domestic economy and create new job opportunities for Saudi youths,” he added.
For his part, Michael Reininger, Chief Executive of Qiddiya, said, “we are delighted to be a key contributor to boost the Kingdom’s economic development and investment, not only for the entertainment industry but also to projects that will develop the capabilities the young Saudi people.”