Saudi and Korean ministers discuss urban planning

Both sides reviewed strategies for urban planning, smart cities and infrastructure development. (SPA)
Updated 07 December 2019

Saudi and Korean ministers discuss urban planning

  • Al-Hogail praised the excellent relations between the two countries

RIYADH: Saudi Housing Minister Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail received in Riyadh on Thursday South Korea’s Land, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kim Hyun-Mee and his accompanying delegation.
The meeting was attended Jo Byoung Wook, South Korea’s ambassador to the Kingdom, Prince Saud bin Talal, advisor to Al-Hogail, and other Housing Ministry officials.
The two sides reviewed strategies for urban planning, smart cities and infrastructure development.
They also discussed using the latest technology for construction, exchanging knowledge and cooperation.
Al-Hogail praised the excellent relations between the two countries, and Kim wished Saudi Arabia increased progress and prosperity.
Mohammed bin Mazyad Al-Tuwaijri — economy and planning minister, and chairman of the Saudi-Korean Committee 2030 — also met with Kim.
They discussed opportunities for cooperation in the fields of infrastructure and smart cities within the framework of the Saudi-Korean Vision 2030.


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.