40 Saudis undergo training in preparation for jobs at Riyadh Metro

Saudi trainees will undergo training in a number of basic skills, including English language, computer skills and safety rules. (SPA)
Updated 23 October 2017

40 Saudis undergo training in preparation for jobs at Riyadh Metro

RIYADH: Forty young Saudi men have entered the Saudi Technical Institute for Railways to undergo specialized training in railway operations and maintenance.
Chairman of the Public Transport Authority (PTA), Rumaih Al-Rumaih, said: “The training is in preparation for them to work at the Riyadh Metro, also called the King Abdul Aziz Project for Public Transport in Riyadh.”
In the first year, the trainees will undergo training in a number of basic skills, including English language, computer skills and safety rules.
From there, they move to the stage of specialization and training on the job during the last six months of the training period in preparation of assuming jobs such as train engine driver, assistant driver and control managers.
Al-Rumaih said that the young Saudis’ training is within the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and its initiative to staff a number of industries through the rehabilitation of Saudi youths in various technical disciplines.
He added that such training will contribute to creating a national cadre capable of operating and maintaining major state projects such as railways.


Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources launches mining reserves, complexes and mining licenses service

Updated 13 min 2 sec ago

Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources launches mining reserves, complexes and mining licenses service

  • The move comes as a preparation for the launch of the new mining investment system

RIYADH: The minister of industry and mineral resources, Bandar bin Ibrahim Alkhorayef, launched a service on Thursday giving people access to the Taadin (mining) electronic platform that will include all electronically submitted applications for licenses, the registry of all licenses issued by the platform and their procedures, and the registry of mining complexes and mining reserves.

This move comes as a preparation for the launch of the new mining investment system, which was recently approved by the government and will come into effect at the beginning of 2021.

The launch of these services comes in respect with Article 4 of the new mining investment system, as it seeks to promote transparency in the sector and provide all relevant parties with access to information about licenses and mining areas.

“The ministry has tirelessly worked, in cooperation with numerous consultancy firms specialized in the field of mining, to develop the new mining investment system, which is now aligned with the best international practices in the relevant field,” said Khalid bin Saleh Al-Mudaifer, deputy minister of industry and mineral resources.

 “We are currently working on preparing the executive regulations, conditions and necessary electronic models to deal with all kinds of license applications. We are also working to further develop the Taadin platform, which will be receiving and rapidly dealing with applications after all the requirements become available soon.

“When the regulations, conditions and models are completed, it will be possible, through this platform, to clarify and facilitate the requirements for licenses and businesses and receive the investors’ new applications,” he added, noting “this development in terms of mining-related legislations in the Kingdom is an important part of the Kingdom’s mining strategy, which is an integral part of the ambitious 2030 Vision and the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program, that aim at developing the mining sector, turning it into the third pillar of the Saudi industrial sector.”

The ministry invites all those interested in acquiring further information to visit the following website: https://www.dmmr.gov.sa/mop/pages/home.aspx.