Charitable group praised for pilgrims’ services

the organization provided more than 50 million items, gifts and services, including 10 million bottles of water and 5 million meals. (SPA)
Updated 17 August 2019

Charitable group praised for pilgrims’ services

  • Mansour Al-Amer, the organization’s director-general, expressed his gratitude to Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammed Saleh Bentin

RIYADH: Hajji and Mutamer’s Gift Charitable Organization, one of the Hajj Ministry’s most successful partners in the Hajj season, was honored at the 44th Grand Hajj Symposium on Thursday.
Mansour Al-Amer, the organization’s director-general, expressed his gratitude to Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammed Saleh Bentin, and his deputy, Dr. Abdul Fattah Mashat, for the honor. He said that the organization provided more than 50 million items, gifts and services, including 10 million bottles of water and 5 million meals, to pilgrims during Hajj season this year. 


Saudi Arabia to host massive defense exhibition to rival IDEX

Updated 19 min 13 sec ago

Saudi Arabia to host massive defense exhibition to rival IDEX

  • World’s largest arms importer seeks to develop its own manufacturing sector
  • Former Farnborough Airshow CEO Shaun Ormrod has been hired as chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s biennial World Defense Show

LONDON: Saudi Arabia plans to host a massive international defense show as the world’s largest arms importer seeks to develop its own manufacturing sector.
Currently the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, is the region’s largest industry gathering, with the next one due to be held next February.

Former Farnborough Airshow CEO Shaun Ormrod has been hired as chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s biennial World Defense Show which will be held for the first time in March 2022.
Gulf states including Saudi Arabia and the UAE are investing heavily in their domestic defense industries to reduce their reliance on imports and increase the number of prized manufacturing jobs. The Kingdom, currently the third biggest spender on defense globally, aims to localize half of its military spending by 2030.
“The World Defense Show is a key milestone for Saudi Arabia as it continues to develop a sustainable local defense industry,” said Ahmad Al-Ohali, the governor of the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI).
The show’s venue, that will accommodate about 80,000 square meters of floor space, will feature demonstration facilities and the latest military kit used across land, sea and air.