FNRCO, TUV NORD team up for technical training

The contract was signed by Ali Jaber Al-Mahan, general manager of FNRCO, and Jamal Al-Baeejan, chief executive of FAHSS TUV NORD in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)
Updated 10 February 2019

FNRCO, TUV NORD team up for technical training

  • FNRCO has considerable experience in providing business and project development services in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The First National Company for Human Resources (FNRCO), a human resource services and manpower solutions company in Saudi Arabia, has signed a strategic contract with the National Inspection and Technical Testing Company FAHSS (TUV NORD), an industrial and technical testing company specialized in management systems, technical inspection certification and HSE training in the Middle East.
The contract was signed by Ali Jaber Al-Mahan, general manager of FNRCO, and Jamal Al-Baeejan, chief executive of FAHSS TUV NORD in Saudi Arabia.
The agreement, seen as a milestone, aims to create and establish a business relationship that will bring value in areas of technical training and inspection, safety and quality certifications, HR services and recruitment of Saudi professionals, to TUV NORD and FNRCO and their mutual clients in Saudi Arabia. In addition to benefiting from the individual skills, the two companies can integrate and unify their efforts and resources.
FNRCO has considerable experience in providing business and project development services in Saudi Arabia. The company is registered and licensed by the Saudi Ministry of Labor and provides training for all professional and administrative specialties under the authorization of the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training. The training covers maintenance and inspection services for electrical, mechanical and electronic works for industrial, petroleum and petrochemical companies.
FNRCO works in cooperation with the Human Resources Development Fund and Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development to support the national vision and increase the employment of Saudi nationals.


Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

Updated 17 October 2019

Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

  • Citizens of Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can now benefit from fast and convenient 
eVisa portal when arranging their next visit to the city of St. Petersburg.
Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the beautifully preserved imperial city of St. Petersburg. Celebrated globally for its history and architecture, Russia’s cultural capital recently became an even more attractive destination for GCC travelers thanks to the introduction of a convenient new online eVisa process.
Launched at the beginning of October, the St. Petersburg eVisa portal enables citizens from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman to enjoy the benefits of fast and simple online visa applications. Travelers can simply fill in the online form, upload a photograph, and can complete the entire process in just a few clicks. Applications can be made within 20 days of traveling, and up to four days before arrival. The visa is valid for stays of up to eight days in St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region.
Felix Murillo, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, said: “The introduction of the eVisa portal offers a new level of convenience for international travelers, making it easier than ever for GCC citizens to arrange a trip to our wonderful city. Our concierge team takes great pleasure in highlighting St. Petersburg’s historical and cultural visitor attractions, and will be happy to arrange anything our guests may require to turn every trip into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming visitors from the Middle East to our beautiful hotel to share cherished moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is located in the upmarket Admiralteysky district and was originally constructed in the early 19th century for Prince Alexander Yakovlevich Lobanov-Rostovsky.
Since first opening its doors to guests in 2013, the property offers 183 rooms, including 26 sumptuously decorated suites.
Perhaps the most stunning of the hotel’s accommodations is the one-of-a-kind Lobanov Presidential Suite, where guests can gather by the living room fireplace for a night of intimate conversation, host an al fresco dinner party on the expansive private terrace with stunning views of the Admiralty building and the surrounding park, or retreat to the grand master bedroom for a quiet and cosy evening.
The hotel is inviting guests to embark on a range of culinary adventures across its three restaurants. Diners can experience pan-asian fusion flavors at Sintoho, authentic Italian dishes at Percorso and modern Russian cuisine at The Tea Lounge.
Catering to the needs of visitors from the Middle East, halal meat is available on request.