Saudi Arabia uses solar power to generate water in Yemen

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The Saudi program has supported the water sector in Yemen through the distribution of 120 tanks delivered to different governorates. (SPA)
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The Saudi program has supported the water sector in Yemen through the distribution of 120 tanks delivered to different governorates. (SPA)
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The Saudi program has supported the water sector in Yemen through the distribution of 120 tanks delivered to different governorates. (SPA)
Updated 21 August 2019
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Saudi Arabia uses solar power to generate water in Yemen

  • The Saudi program has supported the water sector in Yemen through the distribution of 120 tanks delivered to different governorates, as the first step in sustainable water projects

RIYADH: The Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen has successfully carried out several projects to generate potable water, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The wells have started to produce water, meeting the needs of people in Al-Mahra governorate. Solar power techniques have been reportedly used in their designs.
The latest wells constructed in Al-Ghayda directorate in Al-Mahra are Tenhalen and Dethort.
The Dethort well has a depth of up to 90 meters while Tenhalen has a depth of up to 190 meters.
The Saudi program has supported the water sector in Yemen through the distribution of 120 tanks delivered to different governorates, as the first step in sustainable water projects.
There are other projects in the pipeline to support the water sector, including establishing water storage reservoirs and dams.
The program, which covers most Yemeni governorates, focuses on vital sectors such as health, water, electricity, agriculture, fisheries and ports.
 


Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi, new CEO of Saudi National Competitiveness Center

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Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi, new CEO of Saudi National Competitiveness Center

Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi is the newly appointed CEO of the National Competitiveness Center (NCC). Her appointment was approved by the Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday.

Al-Mutairi received her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from King Faisal University, and her Ph.D. in bio-organic chemistry from the University of Bristol, UK. She also holds a postdoctorate in molecular biology and genetics from Harvard School of Public Health. 

She did her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard School of Public Health between 1998 and 2000. Later that year, she joined PerkinElmer as a microarray scientist in Chicago.

In 2003, Al-Mutairi began her ten-year career with Aramco, first as a preventive medicine adviser and from 2007 as an administrator of general medical relations.

In 2009, she served as chief of quality improvement and risk management at Saudi Aramco Healthcare Services, moving in 2011 to be administrator of the workforce planning and analytics division. In 2012, she was appointed as the manager of the medical support services department. 

Al-Mutairi was the manager of the Johns Hopkins Aramco joint venture integration project between 2013 to 2014. In 2016, she took up the post of senior adviser to the Minister of Commerce and Investment until 2017, when she became assistant minister for the Ministry of Commerce and Investment in 2018.