Riyadh Chamber launches training program for 1,000 Saudi youths in collecting Zakat and taxes

Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry launches training program for 1,000 Saudi youths in collecting Zakat and taxes. (Photo © Peter Bogaczewicz / Omrania)
Updated 16 July 2018

Riyadh Chamber launches training program for 1,000 Saudi youths in collecting Zakat and taxes

JEDDAH: The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, represented by the human resources committee, has launched a program to train 1,000 young Saudis in collecting Zakat and taxes, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
In collaboration with the Department of Zakat and Income Tax, the chamber’s administrative board launched the initiative with aims that it would attract Saudi talents from both genders, and increase the Saudization of this sector.
The launching was attended by Eng. Mansour Al-Shathri, Vice Chairman of Riyadh Chamber, Mohammad Al-Harbi, general manager of the human capital department at the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT), and secretary-general of Riyadh Chamber, Eng. Ahmed Bin Suleiman.
In the opening speech, Al-Shathri said the program held at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center is part of the chamber’s initiatives to expand Saudization of the labor market.
This will be achieved by empowering young saudi men and women to take over available job vacancies, he said.
The program comes within the framework of the Chamber’s initiative in many sectors to implement the Kingdom’s plans to empower young Saudis, in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.


Riyadh Travel Fair faces second delay amid coronavirus

Updated 15 min 25 sec ago

Riyadh Travel Fair faces second delay amid coronavirus

  • Riyadh Travel Fair is the largest tourism and travel exhibition in the Kingdom

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s largest tourism display, the Riyadh Travel Fair 2020, has been postponed for a second time because of safety fears over the coronavirus pandemic.

Initially scheduled for March, the annual event was first shifted to September, but is now planned for March 15-18, 2021.

The latest postponement was made in the interests of public health and safety by officials at ASAS Exhibitions and Conference Organizing Company, the firm organizing the fair. 

Bandar Al-Quraini, the company’s general manager, said: “We are now planning for the 2021 edition and look forward to welcoming back all our travel industry partners and public once the health and safety of visitors can be fully assured.”

Riyadh Travel Fair is the largest tourism and travel exhibition in the Kingdom, attracting visitors and exhibitors from the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. 

It aims to promote investment, development and sustainability of this sector in the region.

More than 270 exhibitors from 50 countries were due to take part in the 2020 edition, with up to 30,000 visitors expected for the three-day event.