Saudi Arabia taking steps to deal with extreme weather conditions

Saudis leave their vehicles in a flooded street following heavy rain in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on December 30, 2010. (AFP file photo)
Updated 11 September 2019
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Saudi Arabia taking steps to deal with extreme weather conditions

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the General Authority of Meteorology and Environment Protection, is joining Arab countries on Sept. 15 to celebrate Arab Meteorological Day. The day is being observed under the theme “Meteorology and Protection of Lives and Properties.”

Ayman bin Salem Ghulam, deputy chairman of the authority, stressed the Kingdom’s concern to protect lives and properties from severe weather events. Over the past few years, the authority has introduced modern techniques, contributing to an accurate monitoring of weather events and risks.

Ghulam noted the Kingdom’s leading role in the field, at both regional and international levels. Home to eight regional and international centers working in the meteorology and climate field, Saudi Arabia also presides over the executive office and ministerial council for meteorology and climate affairs at the Arab League.

The Saudi authority has raised the coordination level by liaising directly with the relevant entities. 


Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

Updated 18 September 2019

Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

  • The aim of this international alliance is to protect merchant ships through providing safe navigation
  • The operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, a source from the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation.
The International Maritime Security Construct area of operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s move comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, and ensure global energy security and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy.