First Saudi Environmental Week concludes in Tabuk

Practical activities also took place, including seed planting at Tabuk University campus and wildflower cultivation along highways. (SPA)
Updated 31 March 2019

First Saudi Environmental Week concludes in Tabuk

  • Practical activities took place, including seed planting at Tabuk University campus and wildflower cultivation along many of the region’s highways

TABUK: The first Saudi Environmental Week, organized by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, has come to an end in Tabuk.
The event, operating under the motto “protecting our environment for our society’s well-being,” saw several awareness-raising initiatives and guidance events hosted throughout the region, and was launched by the undersecretary for Tabuk, Ahmed Al-Hujaili.
Over the course of the week, residents had been able to visit an environmental camp at Prince Fahd bin Sultan Park, where they could pick up gifts, plants and flowers, an exhibition at Al-Makan Mall featuring a visual display on environment awareness, and events put on by the Green Tabuk Association, Tabuk Technical College and the Saudi Meteorology Commission.
Practical activities also took place, including seed planting at Tabuk University campus and wildflower cultivation along many of the region’s highways. The week also featured lectures from environmentalists, most prominently at the ministry’s Tabuk branch and at Tabuk University.
In Haql, the town celebrated Saudi Environmental Week 2019 by launching a volunteer project, featuring 500 students, which planted thousands of trees and seedlings and helped to clean up several local beaches. Al-Bad’, meanwhile, welcomed the week with a series of events, including rejuvenating local parks and planting trees on the outskirts of the town, strategically placed to reduce desertification.
In Amlaj, activities focused on how to use and recycle wastewater to irrigate gardens, along with protecting and cleaning the region’s beaches, which are a protected habitat for nesting sea turtles. Desert trees were also replanted, with many illegally logged for firewood.
The governors of Duba and Al-Wajh also used the week to launch tree-planting schemes and beach-cleaning exercises, while in Tayma the local governor, Saad bin Naif Al-Sudairi, announced that the regional government would begin to use more environment-friendly vehicles.


Saudi Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies

Updated 13 December 2019

Saudi Civil Service Ministry links up with 90 other agencies

RIYADH: The Ministry of Civil Service, through a strategic partnership with the e-government program “Yesser,” has linked central databases with 90 government agencies representing more than 86 percent of public sector employees.

The database connection was secured after the agencies completed the requirements for sending human resources data through the government integration channel according to the classification of groups specified by the ministry.

The ministry, represented by its Digital Transformation Agency, has provided more than 27 electronic services on its website, serving government agencies and public sector employees.

This includes the “Eltizam” (commitment) service to provide human resources data including personnel data, jobs, salaries, qualifications, leave and performance evaluation.

There is also the “My Career Data” platform, which enables civil servants and human resources specialists to review and correct data, providing access to historical career records and administrative transactions.

King Salman recently issued directives to government agencies to complete electronic connectivity with the Ministry of Civil Service, to provide human resources data within 120 days.

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What is Yesser?

It is a program that works as a link among Saudi government agencies in their e-transition journey. Yesser establishes, develops and manages several e-government initiatives and products in Saudi Arabia using the highest technical and security standards.