Makkah deputy governor inspects Grand Mosque project

Prince Badr was briefed on the artworks of Bab Al-Umra and construction work at Bab Ismail. (SPA)
Updated 20 November 2019

Makkah deputy governor inspects Grand Mosque project

  • There are 5,000 workers on the project to expand the mosque
  • Prince Badr was brief on the latest developments

MAKKAH: Makkah Deputy Gov. Prince Badr bin Sultan presided over a meeting to discuss the latest developments related to the third expansion of the Grand Mosque, which is being carried out by 5,000 workers.
During a field inspection, Prince Badr was briefed on the artworks of Bab Al-Umra and construction work at Bab Ismail, which will be completed before the Hajj season.
He also inspected the works of the mosque’s old corridor and arches. Fourteen of its 38 arches have been completed so far, and the rest are expected to be completed before the next Ramadan season.
 


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Updated 17 January 2020

Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

  • Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

 

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.