Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Project offers 120 scholarships

The project will help the students, either directly or indirectly, through its support of private sector companies in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)
Updated 04 September 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Project offers 120 scholarships

  • Plan will contribute to the development of Saudi human capital

MADINAH: Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Development Co. has announced 120 scholarships for undergraduate students, for the academic year 2019-2020.
This comes as part of the “Red Sea Development Scholarship Program” held in collaboration with Prince Mugrin bin Abdul Aziz University and the École Hôtelière de Lausanne, one of the oldest hospitality faculties in the world.
Sept. 5 will be the last day for submitting applications, and students wishing to join the program will be able to register on the company’s website: www.trsdc.upm.edu.sa.
The program covers a number of majors required for the launch of the Red Sea Project’s first phase at the end of 2022 and for the completion of the entire development project in 2030.
Extending over four years (and one additional preparative year), the program offers an integral curriculum about the hospitality industry, management theories, and applied business projects, in accordance with Swiss and international standards in the hospitality and tourism fields.
Students will have the opportunity to undergo field training for two semesters, and go through a practical project during the last semester. This will enhance their qualifications in jobs related to what they have studied.
The project will help the students, either directly or indirectly, through its support of private sector companies in the Kingdom.

FASTFACT

• The program covers a number of majors required for the launch of the Red Sea Project’s first phase at the end of 2022 and for the completion of the entire development project in 2030.

• The project will help the students, either directly or indirectly, through its support of private sector companies in the Kingdom.

“We are proud to have launched this initiative in cooperation with Prince Mugrin University and the Swiss International faculty of Lausanne,” said Ahmed Ghazi Darwish, Chief of Staff of Red Sea Development Co. He added that the company aspires to be part of the Kingdom’s rapid development in the education sector, by contributing to the creation of jobs and career opportunities in line with the Kingdom’s tourism plans.
Darwish said that the program was a sustainable and optimal investment, and an active contribution by the company to the development of the hospitality and tourism sector in the Kingdom.
The acting director of Prince Mugrin bin Abdul Aziz University, Dr. Nabil Al-Rajeh, said: “Prince Mugrin bin Abdul Aziz University seeks to contribute to the development of Saudi human capital by offering quality programs that would lead to the recruitment of citizens in accordance with international standards, in order to meet the needs of major developmental projects, like the cooperation agreement with the Red Sea Development Co.”


Saudi health minister promises to procure tested COVID-19 vaccine

Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah. (AP)
Updated 20 October 2020

Saudi health minister promises to procure tested COVID-19 vaccine

JEDDAH: Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday said the Kingdom will procure vaccine for the novel coronavirus once it is confirmed to be safe and effective.

He said research on the vaccine is underway in a number of countries and the Saudi health authorities are following the developments.
The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to decline in the Kingdom with the recovery rate from the illness rising to 96 percent. The minister attributed the decline on the “commitment to health precautions.”
“I also thank my fellow health practitioners for their wonderful efforts,” Al-Rabiah said.
Commenting on the second and stronger wave of COVID-19 in some countries, he said it was due to a lack of “commitment to social distancing” and failure to wear masks and taking other precautions.
He ruled out any leniency on part of the government in its fight against the virus. The minister said it is necessary to abide by precautionary measures to keep the virus at bay.

FASTFACTS

• Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday.

• With 16 new fatalities, the virus-related death toll has risen to 5,201.

“We (all) are in one boat, and the failure of some affects everyone, so we must work together” to check the spread of the virus.
He also advised people who show COVID-19 symptoms to visit Tetamman (rest assured) clinics.
“Appointments can be made through the ministry’s Sehaty app, and anyone who has any questions or wants to consult a doctor can call 937,” the minister said.
Saudi Arabia recorded 381 new infections on Monday. The total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 348,583 since the beginning of the outbreak in the Kingdom.
The Health Ministry said 16 more people died due to complications caused by the virus raising the death toll to 5,201. The ministry also reported 357 new recoveries. The total number of recovered cases has now increased to 328,895.