Madinah governor signs agreement with refining firm to support academy project

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman signs deal to support Madinah Global Academy (Madak) project. SPA
Updated 06 January 2019

Madinah governor signs agreement with refining firm to support academy project

  • “Madak will help build a promising generation of innovative and creative citizens,” said Prince Faisal

JEDDAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman signed an agreement with Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) to support the Madinah Global Academy (Madak) project.

Prince Faisal extended his appreciation to YASREF for its work to support sustainable development, including the Madak project.

The company was represented by Mohammed Al-Daoud, its chairman, and CEO Mohammed Al-Naghash.

“Madak will help build a promising generation of innovative and creative citizens to participate in the development system, thus achieving the aspirations of King Salman’s government,” the prince said.

Considered one of the most important educational foundations in Madinah, Madak is designed to provide a distinguished educational environment for students from kindergarten to secondary school. 

The academy will have 1,000 male and female students, and will include a sports center for girls and boys, including indoor and outdoor courts (playgrounds). 

A social center, an exploration center and three libraries have been included in the project. 

The academy will focus on students, guardians and teachers, promoting the project’s vision as an integral part of Saudi social development. 


Notice setting date for Saudi international flights ‘is bogus’

Updated 12 August 2020

Notice setting date for Saudi international flights ‘is bogus’

  • Aviation chiefs issue official denial after fake circular says passengers can fly to and from Kingdom from October

RIYADH: A fake circular suggesting Saudi Arabia will resume international flights in October has been condemned as “completely baseless and fabricated” by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).
Rumors that international flights will shortly return have been circulating on social media in recent weeks without any official statement from GACA.
On Tuesday, the authority denied announcing the resumption of international flights and said information being circulated was fabricated.
Saudi Arabia suspended international flights from March 15 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since domestic flights restarted on May 31, rumors have been circulating regarding the return of international flights. On Monday, the bogus GACA circular was shared on various social media platforms suggesting flights into and out of Saudi Arabia would resume in October. It sparked a flurry of speculation.
The circular, titled “No flights till October 2020,” said: “An employee of the GACA has stated in a recent interview that all international flights to and from the Kingdom are to remain suspended till the month of October.” Quoting a GACA official, the circular said that the decision was subject to the number of coronavirus cases, which must “come down to three digits.”
GACA official spokesman Ibrahim bin Abdullah Alrwosa told Arab News the circular “is completely baseless and fabricated.”
He shared a tweet from the authority’s public relations department describing the circular as incorrect.
The civil aviation authority has previously said there is no specific date for the resumption of international flights, he added.
All international flights remain suspended until further notice.
However, exceptions have been made for humanitarian assistance and emergency cases, medical evacuation flights and repatriation of stranded citizens and expatriates wanting to return home.