New system to schedule street repair

Updated 22 February 2014

New system to schedule street repair

Riyadh Mayor Abdullah Al-Muqbil said the capital’s streets are in major need of revamping. “Electronic vehicles will gauge street performance and determine when streets are in need of maintenance,” he said.
The municipality has a schedule in place for maintenance.
The process will include implementing projects to dispose of rain and floodwater to avoid floods such as the ones that occurred recently, he said.
The mayor made the comments during the 11th Real Estate Forum, which was held at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
A number of participants blamed municipalities for obstructing development projects that were offered by global engineering offices.
They said large real estate projects in Saudi Arabia are rare in comparison with neighboring countries because municipalities delay these projects instead of promoting them.


Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

  • The index ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking

RIYADH: The UN e-commerce index ranked Saudi Arabia among the top 10 countries in the e-commerce sector. 

The index, issued by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking, rising three places in the general index.

The report indicated that the improvement achieved by the Kingdom came from two criteria: The proportion of Internet use — which has risen to 93 percent — and the rising postal reliability standard.

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha said that this achievement came as a result of unlimited support from the leadership.

He added that the ministry works with partners to develop the Kingdom’s digital capabilities to invest in the growth of future projects in order to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plans.