Lulu, Indian Overseas Forum boost cancer awareness in EP

Organizers of the medical camp addressed a media conference recently, where they stressed the need to boost cancer awareness.
Updated 03 August 2019

Lulu, Indian Overseas Forum boost cancer awareness in EP

As a part of its social responsibility toward the community, Lulu Group is conducting a medical camp in association with the Indian Overseas Forum to raise awareness about cancer and its timely diagnosis.

The awareness section will be supervised by Dr. Abdul Majeed, maxilla facial consultant and president of the doctors’ association at King Fahd Military Hospital.

The 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. camp will be conducted on the following dates and outlets.

Aug. 1 at Alkhobar

Aug. 2 at Jubail

Aug. 8 at Dammam

Aug. 9 at Al-Ahsa

Following this camp in the Eastern Province, it will be extended to the Lulu Group in the Riyadh region, said its representatives.

It is supported by the Malayali Doctors’ Association.

A prominent role has been played in the medical camp by Sasidharan, IOF national general-secretary; Mansoor, IOF president; Gopal Shetty, IOF executive member; Salam Suliman, Lulu regional manager, Eastern Province; Hashim, Lulu commercial manager, Eastern Province. 

They all were present at the media conference where they stressed the need to boost cancer awareness and use the opportunity for a free checkup.

LuLu is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries, which include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Founded in the early 1990s, it has successfully expanded to different parts of the world. It is one of the favorite shopping destinations of both locals and expatriates in the Kingdom.


Zain KSA celebrates key 5G milestone

Updated 14 December 2019

Zain KSA celebrates key 5G milestone

Zain KSA celebrated the finalization of the first phase of the Middle East’s largest 5G network in a special event on Dec. 8 at the Hilton Riyadh. The ceremony, held under the patronage of Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, was attended by Zain KSA Chairman Prince Nayef bin Sultan bin Muhammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer, Governor of Communications and Information Technology Commission Dr. Muhammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology Haitham bin Abdulrahman Al-Ohali, and Zain KSA CEO Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Deghaither, along with other dignitaries in the ICT sector.

Prince Nayef said: “Zain KSA’s achievement accompanies the speedy development and innovative services of the digital revolution that the world around us is witnessing. This achievement is significant in its timing, as it coincides with the rapid rise of the Kingdom’s ranking in several prestigious international reports, specifically in the ICT sector. Another aspect that makes this achievement noteworthy is its size, as it offers the broadest coverage of the 5G network, which has positioned the Kingdom as the first in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.”

Prince Nayef pointed out the concurrence of Zain KSA’s accomplishment with the Kingdom’s growing pivotal role at the global economic level, and in becoming the first Arab country to preside over the G20 summit. He affirmed Zain’s commitment to keeping pace with the Kingdom’s economic ambitions in line with its position in employing young national talent. He said the Saudization rate in the company has reached 86 percent, with young Saudis assuming 92 percent of leadership positions.

CEO Al-Deghaither said through its completion of the first phase of the 5G network, Zain KSA confirms its commitment to becoming a key player in the ICT sector. “Zain KSA has made several significant achievements since its inception. Today, we proudly announce that the company has the widest 5G network coverage in the Kingdom and the region.” 

He added that the 5G technology will lead the Kingdom toward a new world with its substantial technologies and capabilities, which will be evident in various sectors through the Internet of Things and the business sector, in addition to other daily functions that will make customer experience easier and more effective.”

Al-Deghaither said that this step comes at a time when Zain KSA is witnessing its best operational performance by reaching the highest profit over the past two years, with SR380 million ($101.3 million) during the first nine months of 2019, and a total of SR332 million for 2018.

With the completion of the first phase of the 5G network, Zain KSA is now offering a range of packages of 5G services for individuals and businesses through a network of 2,600 towers distributed across 27 cities.