Stranded Filipinos receive help

Updated 03 January 2013
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Stranded Filipinos receive help

The Filipino fraternity has donated paint, mattresses, carpets and double bunks to a temporary shelter for stranded Filipino women in Riyadh.
The timely humanitarian assistance was extended by Triskelion International, Riyadh Regional council, an alumni organization of Tau Gamma Phi/Sigma, that launched its "Adopt a Shelter Program" on Dec. 28, at the Bahay Kalinga, a temporary shelter provided by the Philippine Embassy.
The group's chairman Jude Llaneta said they have already repainted the rooms, carpeted the floors and moved the other furniture into the shelter.
Meanwhile, the organization will launch its sixth Lion's Cup women's volleyball tournament today at Kingdom Hospital. The participating teams are Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Hospital in Olaya, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Hospital in Al-Qassim, Al-Imam General Hospital, Security Forces Hospital, Al-Hammadi Hospital, Riyadh Military Hospital (Prince Sultan Cardiac Center), Palm Crest International School, Dallah Hospital and Kingdom Hospital.
Proceeds of the event will be donated for the third time to a home for the aged in the Philippines.
"This is a continuation of our efforts to extend humanitarian assistance to our fellow OFW's all over the globe through our various chapters worldwide," said Amen Panolong, one of the group's advisers.
This is the first project of the newly elected officers who were inducted on Dec. 21. Other elected officers are Mark Santiago, VP internal; Christopher Reyes, VP external; Sherryl Cruz, secretary; Marlon Gojar, assistant secretary; Catherine Barreda-Santerva, treasurer; Romano Moreno, assistant treasurer; Christopher Cimanes, auditor; Petronio Balaguan, junior assistant auditor; Joel Rasing, head master Triskelion; Leo Vasquez II, deputy head master Triskelion; Edward Carmona; Joselito Castro; Glenn Santerva, master; Lindlee Ompoc, Master Triskelion.


Saudi Arabian Military Industries to build five corvettes with Spain’s Navantia

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi Arabian Military Industries to build five corvettes with Spain’s Navantia

  • The program will start this autumn with the last unit to be delivered by 2022
  • The contract will generate 6,000 direct and indirect jobs for five years

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has announced the signature of a Joint Venture (JV) Agreement for the design and construction of five Avante 2200 corvettes with the Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company Navantia. The program will start this autumn with the last unit to be delivered by 2022.
In line with the contract, Navantia and SAMI have agreed on the establishment of a JV in Saudi Arabia, which will provide an exceptional opportunity to consolidate the position of the integrated systems and technologically advanced solutions provided by Navantia in the Saudi market and area of influence, perfectly aligned with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 by localizing 50% of the total military spending by 2030.
The contract will generate 6,000 direct and indirect jobs for five years, as follows: 1,100 direct jobs, more than 1,800 from the auxiliary industry, and more than 3,000 indirect jobs generated by other suppliers.
In this respect, the JV will focus on program management and combat system integration and installation, system engineering, system architecture, hardware design, software development, testing and verification, prototyping, simulation, modelling, and through-life support.
Ahmed Al-Khateeb, Chairman of Saudi Arabian Military Industries, said: “SAMI remains committed to being a key enabler of the Saudi Vision 2030, and the establishment of this Joint Venture with Navantia will localize more than 60% of ship combat systems work including, installation, and integration, which contribute to the Kingdom’s objective to be at the forefront of shaping the local military industries ecosystem. We will continue to explore collaborations and leverage partnerships that meet our key mandate to localize more than half of the Kingdom’s total military spending.”
Esteban Garcia Vilasanchez, Chairman of Navantia, said: “Navantia is very happy with the signature of this contract that means a starting point for the collaboration with Saudi Arabia. Navantia is committed to contributing to Saudi Vision 2030 and will support the country in this endeavour. The JV between SAMI and Navantia is an opportunity to develop capabilities in the country and jointly explore future opportunities.”
For the Avante 2200 contract, the JV will be responsible, among others, of supplying the Combat System of all five ships. Corvettes 4th and 5th will be finalized and delivered to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where the JV will do the installation, integration and test of the complete Combat System.