LuLu launches ‘Super Fest 2019’ anniversary offers

LuLu opened a new store at the National Guard campus in the Eastern Province. The store was inaugurated by Aldugaim Fahad Saeed, head of Housing National Guard, in the presence of Yusuff Ali M.A., chairman and managing director of LuLu Group, government officials and LuLu dignitaries. (Supplied)
Updated 26 November 2019

LuLu launches ‘Super Fest 2019’ anniversary offers

RIYADH: LuLu Hypermarket has kicked off its 10th anniversary promotion “LuLu Super Fest 2019” across its stores in the Kingdom. Along with the “One Million Riyal Grand Raffle” giveaway, there are many chances for customers to win prizes worth half a million riyals, which include gold coins, iPhone 11Pro, PS4 and shopping vouchers.

Another main highlight of the promotion is the daily #LiveDeals in store, which feature an on-the-spot “Guess & Win” contest for shoppers to guess the correct price of a specific product and win prizes for every correct answer given.

LuLu KSA Director Shehim Mohammed said: “We have always been committed to offering the highest quality products from around the world, along with a great shopping experience through monthly festivals and special events. ‘LuLu Super Fest’ is one such event that will not only showcase the amazing product offers and exciting in-store activities but is also the perfect time to give something extra special to our loyal customer base coinciding with our 10th year celebration of serving the people of Saudi Arabia as a conducive shopping destination.”

The promo offers are valid from Nov. 24 to Dec. 7.


Yesser spurs excellence in digital governance

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Yesser spurs excellence in digital governance

With the bold Vision 2030 reform blueprint galvanizing all aspects of its digital journey, Saudi Arabia has seen radical changes in the way government entities operate and services are delivered to people over the past few years. Since its establishment in 2005, Saudi Arabia’s electronic government program, Yesser, has been at the forefront of developing robust information and communications technology infrastructure and integrating digital technologies into all areas of administration.

Yesser CEO Ali bin Nasser Al-Asiri said the online platform has enabled government agencies to simplify and improve processes of their operations, increase the quality of services, and deliver services not only in a secure, cost-effective, and sustainable manner but also in accordance with the aspirations of the beneficiaries.

“More importantly, the availability of these systems has made shared government data more easily accessible for all entities and enhanced communication between them. As a result, the decision-making processes have become more effective and efficient,” he said.

The Vision 2030 agenda envisages “an ambitious nation effectively governed.” Working toward realizing this goal, Yesser has focused on providing the latest technical solutions to governmental agencies, programs, and organizations to raise the productivity and efficiency of the public sector. These solutions have revolutionized the system of service development and delivery in the Kingdom’s public sector.

For instance, the Unified National Platform “gov.sa” is a reliable portal for more than 900 government electronic services and includes information on 250 government agencies in the Kingdom, whereas the National Contact Center (Amer) is aimed at facilitating e-government transactions for the public by providing support services and addressing inquiries about 345 services offered by more than 40 government agencies associated with the center. Meanwhile, the Government Service Bus (GSB) facilitates the integration and exchange of shared government data between government agencies for safe and timely online delivery of services.

Yesser’s initiatives were also instrumental in ensuring the continuity of public sector services when various measures taken by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19 posed significant operational challenges. Besides helping activate remote working for government agencies, the entity introduced many initiatives, such as the launch of a guide for telework, benefiting 94 percent of the government agencies in the Kingdom. Yesser also collaborated with various ministries and authorities to facilitate the return of Saudi citizens stranded outside the Kingdom due to border shutdowns and air travel suspension.

Yesser was established by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in 2005 in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance and the Communication and Information Technology Commission, in response to a royal decree directing MCIT to formulate a plan for providing government services and transactions electronically.