Bahri and Ertiqa to promote used computer recycling

Hisham Alkhaldi, chief support officer, Bahri, and Saleh Ahmed Al-Qome, CEO of Ertiqa, inked the MoU at a ceremony held at Bahri’s headquarters in Riyadh on Oct. 27.
Updated 07 November 2019

Bahri and Ertiqa to promote used computer recycling

Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has signed an MoU with the Computer Rehabilitation Charitable Organization (Ertiqa) to collaborate on promoting the recycling and reusing of used computers in the Kingdom to help protect the environment.

Hisham Alkhaldi, chief support officer, Bahri, and Saleh Ahmed Al-Qome, CEO of Ertiqa, inked the MoU at a ceremony held at Bahri’s headquarters in Riyadh on Oct. 27.

As part of the agreement, Bahri will extend its support to Ertiqa’s campaigns aiming at raising awareness about the importance of computer refurbishment and recycling as a significant means to protect the environment from electronic waste pollution. 

Alkhaldi said: “Our partnership with Ertiqa will enable us to reenergize our commitment to making meaningful impacts on communities in which we operate. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration that will allow both Bahri and Ertiqa to lead by example on reducing the carbon footprint of businesses and fighting climate change.”

Al-Qome said: “Leveraging the Bahri’s enormous presence and large employee base, we aim to create greater awareness about the importance of sustainability in the country.”

The maritime leader will also promote Ertiqa’s activities within the company, encouraging its employees to constantly support the non-profit organization through donations and volunteering. In addition, Bahri will donate computers and used devices to Ertiqa.


STC offers free 5G service for two months

Nasser Al-Nasser CEO of STC
Updated 12 November 2019

STC offers free 5G service for two months

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is offering its 5G services free of cost for a period of two months starting from the subscription date. This service will enable customers to benefit from high speeds based on STC’s strong network in the Kingdom.
STC CEO Nasser Al-Nasser confirmed the group’s commitment to continue leading in the 5G era, highlighting its leadership as the first operator in the Kingdom and the Middle East to launch the live network for 5G in May 2018.
The telecom giant had deployed its 5G network at 196 sites in Makkah, Madinah and other holy places, such as Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah during Hajj this year.
“The launch of the 5G package reflects STC’s commitment to its pivotal role as a key enabler of digital transformation and the development of the telecommunications and information technology sector in the Kingdom,” Al-Nasser added.