Saudi female engineers enter labor market

Updated 08 November 2013
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Saudi female engineers enter labor market

The private sector is beginning to attract the first generation of Saudi female engineers who have graduated from various engineering faculties within the Program of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Scholarship and Private Universities.
The entry of female engineers coincides with the launch of engineering specialties for girls at Saudi government universities, an initiative which was first launched at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah.
Fahad Moeminah, a member of the Youth Committee in the Jeddah Chamber for Commerce and Industry, said engineering and décor companies are hiring female Saudi engineers with prior experience, as well as fresh graduates, to work on vital projects.
Moeminah said four Saudi women engineers are working on designs for a number of major projects, which will soon be launched by the Jeddah Governorate.
He said these women were able to implement 420 projects in the past 30 months.
Weam Zaki Moeminah said that she got the job she had always dreamed of following graduation. Indeed, Saudi female engineers are working alongside their Saudi male counterparts on giant projects.
Moeminah said women have an important role in adding the final touches to projects. Saudi women engineers have proved their expertise in design and implementation and are attracting several projects.
This significant demand for female workers gives women a sense of pride, satisfaction and distinction in the local market.


Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

Updated 12 min 36 sec ago

Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

  • The aim of this international alliance is to protect merchant ships through providing safe navigation
  • The operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, a source from the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation.
The International Maritime Security Construct area of operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s move comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, and ensure global energy security and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy.