Saudi Arabia’s first robot gets its first job at government entity

Saudi Arabia’s first robot employee. (SPA)
Updated 25 December 2018

Saudi Arabia’s first robot gets its first job at government entity

  • The robot attended its first meeting on Sunday morning at the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation
  • The robot will contribute to serving customers through an electronic evaluation system

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s first robot employee started work at one of the Kingdom’s government entities and has been handed its job ID as well as his required functions, SPA reported. 

The robot attended its first meeting on Sunday morning at the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), in the presence of the Kingdom’s Minister of Education Ahmed Al-Issa, and the governor of TVTC Ahmed Al Fahaid.

The robot will contribute to serving customers through an electronic evaluation system, and the delivery of messages to visitors to exhibitions and activities of the TVTC.

This will help Saudi citizens to benefit from cutting-edge technology, which will achieve the Kingdom’s “Vision 2030” reform plan, Al-Issa said.


KSRelief distributes date boxes in Sudan

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KSRelief distributes date boxes in Sudan

  • 2,650 boxes were distributed in the city of Port Sudan

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in cooperation with Al-Eghtinam Organization for Human Development distributed 5,800 date boxes in the Sudanese provinces of Kordofan, the Red Sea and Northern Darfur.

2,650 boxes were distributed in the city of Port Sudan and in various localities in the Red Sea area benefiting 13,250 people. This aid is part of KSRelief project aimed at distributing 100,000 date boxes across Sudan.

Elsewhere, KSRelief also funded Ambulances of Subul Al-Salam Social Association to carry out 14 emergency operations during the past week in Northern Lebanon’s Minieh region. 

Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts exerted through KSRelief have reached 45 countries to date, through 1,062 projects, most allocated to Yemen.

The total Saudi assistance to Yemen since May 2015 amounted to $16 billion in humanitarian and development aid, in addition to supporting refugees, providing funds to Yemen’s central bank and supporting the Yemeni economy. 

The center also implemented a water and sanitation program that preserves the lives of families in Al-Khawkhah in Hodeidah, benefiting 34,614 people. Mobile nutrition clinics of KSRelief continue to provide treatment services in Sana’a governorate, in partnership with the Tiba Development Foundation.