Saudi Red Crescent joins Interior Ministry’s 911 services

Saudi Red Crescent Authority ambulances and motorcycle escorts on formation during a celebration. (SPA photo)
Updated 12 July 2019

Saudi Red Crescent joins Interior Ministry’s 911 services

  • MOI allocates 2,944 portable sets, 506 vehicle-mounted devices and 574 desktops to the SRCA
  • Ministry has also linked SRCA to two of its sites in Makkah and Al-Humiyat through the fiber optic network

RIYADH: The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) has joined the services of the Ministry of Interior through the 911 Unified Security Operations Center and a new fiber optic cable network.  

Prince Bandar bin Abdullah Al-Mishari, the assistant minister of interior for technology affairs, inaugurated the ceremony for launching the cooperation between the ministry and the SRCA.

Prince Bandar said that this new achievement will contribute to enhancing communications procedures received through the 911 Unified Security Operations Center.

He added: “This technology partnership saves time and supports the development and prosperity journey planned by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”

Prince Bandar also thanked the president of the SRCA, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Qasem.

Maj. Gen. Fahd Al-Zaraa, undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for security capabilities, said that the importance of this partnership lies in enhancing integration among the Kingdom’s sectors in the various services provided to citizens.

“This move unites efforts, reduces duplication of resources and utilizes the infrastructure available to both parties to achieve the highest levels of sustainable development,” he added.

Al-Zaraa added that the ministry has allocated 2,944 portable sets, 506 vehicle-mounted devices and 574 desktops to the SRCA in addition to linking two of its sites in Makkah and Al-Humiyat through the fiber optic network.

Al-Zaraa said that the ministry looks forward to providing integrated wireless coverage in all Saudi cities and areas where emergency services are provided.

Al-Qasem thanked the minister of interior, the assistant minister of interior for technology affairs and the team for the efforts made to ensure the success of the technical linkage initiative.

 


Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

The pavilion features a series of documentaries on Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage. (SPA)
Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

  • Saudi Arabia’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the national heritage sector at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), is taking part in the 6th Joint Periodic Exhibition on the Archaeology of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Arab States in Kuwait.
The exhibition, held under the supervision of the secretary-general of the GCC, in partnership with the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature, opened last Wednesday at the National Museum of Kuwait and will run until Feb. 15.
The Kingdom’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods.
The pavilion also features a series of documentaries on the Kingdom’s cultural heritage, a number of publications by the antiquities and museums sector on different areas of cultural heritage, as well as a collection of photographs and historical information on Saudi Arabia’s cultural depth.