Bottle caps secure health insurance for needy

Updated 08 May 2013

Bottle caps secure health insurance for needy

RIYADH: Seven Saudi women of volunteering team “Attaa Hand” (Giving Hand) have been campaigning to raise environmental awareness at a number of commercial centers in Jeddah. The campaign aims to raise environmental awareness among community members and preserve the environment. The women also wanted to implement an innovative social responsibility plan to assist needy patients. They collected tons of bottle caps, which they sell to recycling companies. This reduces a negative impact on the environment and helps needy patients at the same time. The revenue from selling these lids will be used to provide a medical insurance for needy patients who can be accepted in the medical program of an insurance company. One ton (or 907 kgs) of caps is equivalent to the cost of a single health insurance policy. The women campaigned at shopping malls in Jeddah and will also hold several events at boys’ schools, the girls’ colleges of King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Effat University, and Dar Al-Hekma College. The volunteering team will highlight the environmental risks of neglecting recycling, and distribute brochures with scientific information about the effects of not recycling on the environment. They also display artworks made from water and soft drink lids and they hold competitions to collect the largest number of bottle caps.


Saudi Arabia gives rental relief to municipal space investors

Updated 21 min 24 sec ago

Saudi Arabia gives rental relief to municipal space investors

  • The decision will help over 50,000 facilities deal with the economic effects of coronavirus
  • Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail thanked the two leaders

DUBAI: King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have approved a plan to exempt investors in municipal spaces about 25 percent of rental fees, state news agency SPA has reported.
The decision will help over 50,000 facilities deal with the economic effects of coronavirus by relieving them off payments amounting to over $151.9 million, the report added.
Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail thanked the two leaders.
“I extend my sincere gratitude for the Custodian of the Holy Mosques for issuing the generous approval to exempt investors with municipalities by 25% of the rent of municipal real estate this year to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which contributes to creating an attractive investment environment with the municipalities,” he tweeted.

Saudi Arabia announced a further drop of daily coronavirus cases on Sunday, as the number of total infections grew by 403 to 317,005.