Saudi cattle imports rise by 21 percent

A total of 1.1 million head of cattle were imported into the Kingdom during July. (AFP)
Updated 10 August 2019

Saudi cattle imports rise by 21 percent

  • A total of 1.1 million head of cattle were imported into the Kingdom during July

RIYADH: More than 4 million head of cattle were imported into Saudi Arabia through Jeddah Islamic Port in the first seven months of this year, the Saudi Ports Authority said.
This is an increase of 21 percent over the same period last year.
A total of 1.1 million head of cattle were imported into the Kingdom during July, an increase of 97.42 percent over the same month last year.
The authority provides facilities and services for relevant authorities to ensure the welfare of live cattle imports. Veterinary quarantines are carried out by the ports authority, Saudi Customs, and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.


Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs. (SPA)
Updated 23 October 2019

Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

  • The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness

RIYADH: The minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, on Tuesday, adopted a plan to establish the Institute of Traditional Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The institute will begin receiving applications for the fall of 2020, targeting 1,000 students and trainees in long- and short-term programs.
The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness.
The institute also aims to encourage artists through programs or partnership with relevant sectors.
The institute is part of the Academies of Arts’ initiative, which was announced in the Ministry of Culture’s first package last March, and the among the quality of life program’s initiatives. The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs, with the first being specialized in heritage and traditional arts and crafts.