Jeddah hosts environmental event

The event shed light on local achievements by environmental initiatives. (SPA)
Updated 03 January 2019

Jeddah hosts environmental event

  • The PME is working on 13 projects to renovate areas that have been environmentally damaged

JEDDAH: The Greenzie environmental initiative and Global Shapers organized an event in Jeddah about environmental awareness.
The event gathered six Saudi experts who have initiated projects aimed at improving the environment in the coastal city. They delivered speeches about their projects and experiences.
Three of the speakers focused on investing in the agricultural sector. The event shed light on local achievements by environmental initiatives.
“We wanted to mark the end of 2018 with something good for the planet and the environment. As a new year’s resolution, let us keep the city green and clean,” Greenzie founder Ishraq Al-Haddad told Arab News.
Zakiya Bondoqji, who has 16 years’ experience in the environmental field and is the founder of Friends of Jeddah Parks, said: “It’s really great that Greenzie has brought together those who always give back to their community.”
The event screened a documentary about Friends of Jeddah Parks to showcase the improvements it has made to Nazeeh and Wartan Park, Faisal Zahid Sports Park and Amira Tarabulsi Public Park.
Ahmad Ansari, vice president for environment affairs at the General Presidency of Meteorology and Environment Protection (PME), said the PME is working on 13 projects to renovate areas that have been environmentally damaged.
“As a government sector, we’re required to protect our environment,” he added.


Tadawul index records highest close since July 2019 on Sunday

Updated 30 November 2020

Tadawul index records highest close since July 2019 on Sunday

  • Total trading reached $3.17 billion

Saudi Arabia’s benchmark Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) rose 0.2 percent, or 15 points, to end at 8,709 points on Sunday, the highest closing since July 2019.

Total trading reached SAR 11.9 billion ($3.17 billion), with the advance-decline ratio at 146:44.

SPIMACO rose 5.5 percent to SAR 43.05. The company signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with German biopharmaceutical firm, CureVac, to provide COVID-19 vaccine in the Kingdom.

Electrical Industries closed 5.6 percent higher at SAR 24.26, as the firm completed the final phase of share buyback for SAR 7.2 million.

Naseej went limit up to close at SAR 33.

Oil giant Saudi Aramco fell 0.4 percent to SAR 35.75, while banking major Al Rajhi slipped 0.3 percent to SAR 74.

Blue chip SABIC edged down 0.3 percent to SAR 96.50.

Alandulas was the top decliner, shedding nearly 2 percent to SAR 21.08.

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