Saudi Ministry explores investment in Dutch fisheries sector

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The delegation viewed specialized studies in aquaponics and inspected the university’s aquatic facilities with the aim of using Dutch experience to develop Saudi industry.(Supplied)
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The delegation viewed specialized studies in aquaponics and inspected the university’s aquatic facilities with the aim of using Dutch experience to develop Saudi industry.(Supplied)
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The delegation viewed specialized studies in aquaponics and inspected the university’s aquatic facilities with the aim of using Dutch experience to develop Saudi industry.(Supplied)
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The delegation viewed specialized studies in aquaponics and inspected the university’s aquatic facilities with the aim of using Dutch experience to develop Saudi industry.(Supplied)
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Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi Ministry explores investment in Dutch fisheries sector

  • The ministry plans to improve food security

RIYADH: In a recent visit to the Netherlands, a delegation from the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture explored investment opportunities in the fisheries sector.
The visit included a stop at one of the most prestigious Dutch universities specializing in studies and research related to the agricultural sector.
The delegation viewed specialized studies in aquaponics and inspected the university’s aquatic facilities with the aim of using Dutch experience to develop Saudi industry and promote sustainable development.
Aquaponics refers to any system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.
The delegation also visited several leading companies in the acquaculture (fish farming) industry to learn important techniques and practices, and to apply this knowledge in the development of this promising industry.
The ministry plans to improve food security and increase production to 600,000 tons to achieve the goals set out by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. 
Dr. Ali Al-Shaikhi, general director of the General Directorate of Fisheries and CEO of the National Fisheries Development Program, said the aim of the visit is to make use of successful Dutch experiences in various sectors related to aquaculture, smart technologies and sustainable development, and to provide an opportunity for young businessmen and entrepreneurs to participate in a series of field visits and workshops.


Saudi graduates from UK universities honored in virtual awards ceremony

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Saudi graduates from UK universities honored in virtual awards ceremony

  • The Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, spoke during the virtual ceremony

LONDON: A virtual awards ceremony celebrating Saudi graduates from UK universities was held on Wednesday evening with the British and Saudi ambassadors in attendance. 

The Study UK Alumni Awards event was held to celebrate the success of Saudi students and their contribution to their professions and their community in the Kingdom.

The Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, spoke during the virtual ceremony, which was streamed on the Facebook pages of the British Embassy in Riyadh and the British Council.

He was joined by Neil Crompton, the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

The ceremony’s awards were split into three categories — the Professional Achievement award won by Dr. Samar Khan of Nottingham Trent University, the Entrepreneurial award won by Abdulaziz Alsaeed of Newcastle University and the Social Impact award, which was given to Dr. Mawya Khafaji from the University of Exeter.