Saudi commission gives away 1,500 cinema tickets to those in need

The General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) organized an event as part of the Talahoum initiative. (SPA)
Updated 27 September 2019

Saudi commission gives away 1,500 cinema tickets to those in need

  • Government and private entities participated in the event

RIYADH: The General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) organized an event at which cinema tickets and other prizes were given to martyrs’ families, orphans and people with disabilities.

Government and private entities participated in the event, which was organized as part of the Talahoum initiative. 

The GCAM’s acting CEO Saud Al-Hazmi said the commission offered 1,500 cinema tickets in cooperation with VOX Cinemas. 

One-third of them were distributed by a representative of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, he said.

He thanked the government and private sector for their efforts to make Talahoum a success.


Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Athel, deputy governor of the Saudi General Authority for Military Industries

Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Athel
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Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Athel, deputy governor of the Saudi General Authority for Military Industries

Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Athel has been the deputy governor of the Saudi General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) since May 2019.
He was the secretary-general of the GAMI board of directors from November 2017 to October 2018 and was secretary-general and a member of the armaments contracts review committee at the Saudi Ministry of Defense, in Riyadh, between 2017 and 2019.
For more than four years, Al-Athel worked as a project director at both Saudi Arabian Military Industries and the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund.
He has also been a board member at several institutions in Bahrain including Malath Cooperative Insurance Co., the Filing and Packing Materials Manufacturing Co., and Venture Capital Bank.
Al-Athel obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, in Dhahran, and a master’s degree from Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.
On Monday, GAMI confirmed that the Kingdom will increase support for scientific research from its military budget to 4 percent during the next 10 years, in order to convey technology, weapons industry and military industries in general.
Talking to Arab News, Al-Athel said that the Kingdom had the world’s third-largest budget allocated to weapons, after the US and China, and was the largest importer of arms.