Saudi labor minister inaugurates opening ceremony of the Saudi Family Forum

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The forum will discuss a number of aspects related to managing family economics. showcasing local and international experiences that will contribute to finding practical solutions. (SPA)
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The forum will discuss a number of aspects related to managing family economics. showcasing local and international experiences that will contribute to finding practical solutions. (SPA)
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The forum will discuss a number of aspects related to managing family economics. showcasing local and international experiences that will contribute to finding practical solutions. (SPA)
Updated 17 December 2018

Saudi labor minister inaugurates opening ceremony of the Saudi Family Forum

  • Under the theme “Family Economics,” the forum opened on Sunday with the presence of a number of royals, ministers and personalities interested in society and development
  • The forum will discuss a number of aspects related to managing family economics. showcasing local and international experiences that will contribute to finding practical solutions

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Labor and Social Development has inaugurated the opening ceremony of the “Saudi Family Forum 2018” organized by the Family Affairs Council in Riyadh at the Crown Plaza Hotel.
Under the theme “Family Economics,” the forum opened on Sunday with the presence of a number of royals, ministers and personalities interested in society and development, and the participation of a number of charities and social initiatives.
Minister Ahmad Al-Rajehi gave a speech at the opening ceremony, during which he welcomed the attendees and praised the Saudi government’s role, under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, in its efforts to support families in the Kingdom.
The minister explained that the Family Council was created to follow the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which puts society and the family within its core themes and focuses on a number of priorities, the most important of which is raising the standard of living and improving the quality of life.

The forum will discuss a number of aspects related to managing family economics. showcasing local and international experiences that will contribute to finding practical solutions to reach an economic balance for Saudi families. 

This balance is to be built on a conscious consumption of energy and full awareness of the importance of rationalization and saving , while focusing directly on the family role in the conservation of natural resources. 

The forum will be held in partnership with a number of bodies related to comic aspects,  and will be attended by economic experts who will enrich the forum to achieve the desired goals. In addition to the establishment of four workshops aimed at all elements of the family, with activities and events that are influential to the social and development scene. 

The first session, chaired by Dr. Hala Tuwaijri, was titled "The patterns of consumption in the Saudi family," witnessed a number of specialists who discussed the reality of consumer behavior among the Saudi family, as well as solutions and alternatives to rationalize consumption in Saudi households. 


Preventive protocols issued as Saudi Arabia moves to relax curfew further

Updated 30 May 2020

Preventive protocols issued as Saudi Arabia moves to relax curfew further

RIYADH: As Saudi Arabia moved closer to Phase 2 of the gradual relaxation of coronavirus lockdown rules, the Ministry of Interior announced precautionary measures and preventive protocols for several sectors to follow.

The preventive protocols, prepared by the Ministry of Health,  covers the period from 8 Shawwal to 28 Shawwal 1441 in the Hijri calendar, corresponding to May 31 to June 20, 2020 in the Gregorian calendar.

A ministry official said the protocols are provided for mosques;  the public; petroleum, petrochemical and gas and other industries; malls and retail centers, home delivery service, among others.

The preventive protocols can be found at: https://covid19awareness.sa/archives/5460.

The MOI urged all citizens, expatriates and concerned authorities "to implement these procedures and abide by their provisions in order to preserve the safety of all".

Also on Saturday, the acting minister of economy and planning, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan, said the gradual lifting of the curfew "represents a new stage in the face of the global pandemic crisis and towards a gradual return to economic activities in the Kingdom to its normal levels."
 
"The decisions were taken after continuous coordination between the Ministry of Health and the concerned authorities, relying on a focused plan that seeks to balance between procedures for reopening economic activities and maintaining the stability of health and social conditions," said Jadaan, who is also the Kingdom's minister of finance.

Al-Jadaan highlighted that the government has increased – during the last period through the state’s general budget – spending on urgent and necessary requirements to face the crisis.

It has significantly strengthened the financial allocations for the Health and related services sector.

The government also launched urgent support initiatives to mitigate the impact on the private sector, supporting the economy and to preserve the jobs of citizens in economic establishments, he said in a statement carried by the SPA.