Saudi Tourism body handicraft program receives award in India

The main objectives of the program are to build a skilled professional group that can produce products at the local and global level. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018

Saudi Tourism body handicraft program receives award in India

  • The event was organized in the Craft Village in the Indian capital New Delhi

JEDDAH: The National Handicraft Development Program “Bari,” a flagship program of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has won the Best Handicraft Organization award in the second edition of the India Craft Week. The event was organized in the Craft Village in the Indian capital New Delhi.
Indian Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi presented the award.
The main objectives of the program are to build a skilled professional group that can produce products at the local and global level, expand the base of product diversity and quality, as well as the economic and tourism diversification of a sustainable economic industry, in addition to the expansion of craft creativity centers.
Bari last year organized a skills-based training program for the development of female artisans in Riyadh in partnership with the Turquoise Mountain Foundation (TMF) of the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles.
The art and craft training focused on the development of Al-Kharazah craft techniques and trainees had the opportunity to learn new techniques.


Saudi king, crown prince congratulate president-elect of Burundi on victory

Updated 31 May 2020

Saudi king, crown prince congratulate president-elect of Burundi on victory

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday congratulated Evariste Ndayishimiye on winning the presidential election in Burundi.

The king and crown prince wished Ndayishimiye success and the people of Burundi further progress and prosperity. 

Ndayishimiye, who was the ruling party’s candidate, was on Monday declared victorious after winning 68.72 percent of the vote.

Opposition leader Agathon Rwasa received 24.19 percent.

Ndayishimiye, 52, is a former army general and will replace President Pierre Nkurunziza.