Prince Turki succeeds Prince Faisal as SRMG chairman

Updated 13 February 2013
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Prince Turki succeeds Prince Faisal as SRMG chairman

JEDDAH: Prince Turki bin Salman has been appointed chairman of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), succeeding Prince Faisal bin Salman who was recently installed as governor of Madinah province.
SRMG's Board of Directors on Saturday announced that the changes were approved in a board meeting last Thursday in Riyadh.
During the meeting, the board members acknowledged Prince Faisal's efforts in leading to SRMG achieve several significant accomplishments during his stewardship for more than 10 years.
SRMG is the holding company of Arab News, among many other subsidiary companies.
Prince Turki's term as chairman for the current session extends to April 30, 2015, the board said. The appointment will be put up for approval with the next regular General Assembly meeting.
Prince Turki was born in Riyadh in 1987. He holds a bachelor degree in marketing from King Saud University and he is currently the chairman of Tharawat Holding Company.

Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Shubaily has been appointed SRPC board of trustees' member and secretary-general. Established in 2008, SRPC board of trustees is first of its kind in the Arab media in terms of its structure, mission and powers.

The board supports professional independence of the group's publications in line with its policy of separating management from the editorial section. It plays an effective role in the selection of editors in chief of the company's publications and their deputies.


KSRelief 45-vehicle aid convoy heads to Hodeidah

KSRelief General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah speaks to media in Riyadh on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 20 June 2018
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KSRelief 45-vehicle aid convoy heads to Hodeidah

  • Al-Rabeeah said KSRelief had carried out a total of 262 aid projects in all governorates of Yemen
  • Al-Rabeeah called on international humanitarian organizations to provide relief assistance to the people of Yemen.

RIYADH: A 45-vehicle aid convoy carrying 924 tons of foodstuffs, medical and housing supplies left Saudi Arabia for the Yemeni province of Hodeidah on Wednesday.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, KSRelief general supervisor, said that 18 of the trucks were sent from Sharurah, 15 from Jazan and 12 from Riyadh.

The convoy included 595 tons of food baskets, 186 tons of dates, 95 tons of medicines, and 48 ​​tons of shelter materials, tents, rugs and blankets for the residents of the province of Hodeidah.

Al-Rabeeah said KSRelief had carried out a total of 262 aid projects in all governorates of Yemen.

He called on international humanitarian organizations to provide relief assistance to the people of Yemen.

The Arab coalition has secured all Yemeni crossings for humanitarian aid to alleviate Yemeni people’s suffering caused by violations committed by the Iran-backed Houthi militias, who have been looting humanitarian aid to Yemen, Al-Rabeeah said.

 “We have been always by the side of Yemeni civilians. Our prime goal is to alleviate the humanitarian situation in Yemen in general and Hodeidah in particular. We will use all transportation means, land, air or seaports, to help our brothers and sisters in Hodeidah,” he added. 

“We are welcoming coordination with the international humanitarian organizations to have a joint effort that will definitely pour into the civilians in Hodeidah to reduce the humanitarian crisis there as the coalition has expressed its full readiness to protect the aid and facilitate the means to reach different destinations,” Al-Rabeeah said.

Abdulsalam Babood, senior official to the Yemeni government and a member of Yemeni Relief Committee, said: “On behalf of my country and the Yemeni people, I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to King Salman and the crown prince for their unmatched generosity and unwavering support to the Yemeni civilians in terms of medical supplies and food and other needed items for survival.

“Hodeidah has been suffering from the humanitarian crisis over the past three years due to the full control imposed by the Houthi militants on them. Starvation and the big shortage in medical supplies and medications and huge environmental issues are the main struggles of the people there. International reports estimate that 61 percent of people in Hodeidah are in urgent need of essential supplies. We then put a plan to cope with this humanitarian crisis.”