KSA’s import-export system Fasah on show at GITEX 2019

Visitors to the Fasah pavilion are introduced to the electronic payment window, Fasah Pay.
Updated 09 October 2019

KSA’s import-export system Fasah on show at GITEX 2019

Saudi Arabia is showcasing its innovative import-export system at the GITEX Technology Week 2019.

Fasah is the unified national system for all import and export activities in the Kingdom. It is the first of many initiatives of the Saudi Company for Exchanging Digital Information (Tabadul), which is a subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF). 

Abdul Aziz Al-Shamsi, CEO of Tabadul, said: “Fasah is our first product with which we aim to reduce the time and cost of preparing, delivering, processing commercial and shipping documents, and expedite customs clearance. As a unified portal, it connects all entities involved in import and export, whether government entities or from the private sector, to enable customers to submit the necessary data for import and export procedures as well as obtain statements and approvals electronically at any time and from any place.”

Visitors to the Fasah pavilion are introduced to the electronic payment window, Fasah Pay, which aims to end all paper-based import and export financial transactions, making them available electronically. Customers also witnessed the journey of the import and export process in the past and how the procedures have been re-engineered to become smoother through systems included in the platform, such as the “Truck Management System,” which was launched earlier this month.


Makkah Clock Royal Tower lights up for ‘Home Heroes’

The world’s tallest clock tower beamed the words ‘Home Heroes’ for 30 minutes.
Updated 08 April 2020

Makkah Clock Royal Tower lights up for ‘Home Heroes’

The Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel recently lit up with a solidarity message in support of its staff and medical professionals who are working tirelessly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world’s tallest clock tower beamed the words “Home Heroes” for 30 minutes, for the first time since its opening, in an initiative to honor national heroes for their efforts in protecting the nation from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The campaign was launched by Accor Hotels Makkah — Raffles Makkah Palace, Swissotel Makkah, and Swissotel Al-Maqam Makkah, and the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel.
This initiative was one of many others launched by the hospitality group in support of the brave medical professionals who are risking their lives to save others during this period as well as to support the Saudi government and its people.
Accor, in collaboration with a hospital in Makkah, delivered complimentary meals to the medical staff working with the group, as a token of gratitude and appreciation. The group also distributed a number of masks and sterilizers to citizens in Makkah, as part of serving the local community and backing the Kingdom’s efforts in maintaining the health and security of citizens and residents.
Faisal Abdallah, director of communications and PR, Accor Hotels, said: “Embracing the solidarity momentum, we launched this initiative, a first-of-its-kind in Makkah by lighting up the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel with the ‘Home Heroes’ message, empathizing with every member of our community. We support all efforts of the government of Saudi Arabia in wake of the new health crisis and ask the Almighty to protect and preserve the health of the Kingdom’s citizens and residents.”