Saudi Arabia’s AlUla commission launches portal for business services

The Commission launch of an online portal for suppliers and partners. (Supplied/Royal Commission for Al-Ula)
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Updated 31 December 2019

Saudi Arabia’s AlUla commission launches portal for business services

  • This portal facilitates the procurement process and procedures
  • The Royal Commission works on shaping the future of Al-Ula

RIYADH: The Royal Commission for Al-Ula announced today the launch of an online portal for the registration of suppliers and business partners interested in working with the authority in developing Al-Ula to become a leading global tourism destination. This portal facilitates the procurement process and procedures, and contributes to enhancing cooperation opportunities with the authority’s partners, suppliers and investors, in the coming years.

The Royal Commission works on shaping the future of Al-Ula, based on the city’s charter as well as its cultural and heritage vision, by adopting the best international practices, seeking the help of reliable partners and investors, and creating more eye-catching opportunities for them, to contribute to the promotion of the governorate’s development sectors, the most prominent of which are hospitality, infrastructure, retail and trade.

The new portal provides a place for suppliers to classify and define their commercial services, to qualify and work with the Royal Commission for Al-Ula. 

Commenting on the growing cooperation between the commission and its partners, Abdullah Al-Khelaiwi, head of economic and social development at the commission said: “Investing in supply systems and future partnerships will contribute to the ability of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula to expand its business horizons and plans and communicate with new suppliers, while enhancing the opportunities that can be presented to existing suppliers.”

“By adopting global systems and tools, and applying the best practices, we can develop the procurement process’ role so that the Royal Commission for Al-Ula becomes a preferred partner for leading companies and prominent suppliers within the Kingdom and abroad”, he added.
 

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Four Saudi students to compete at international science and engineering fair

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Four Saudi students to compete at international science and engineering fair

  • Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition
  • The four women from Jeddah were winners at the Kingdom’s National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity

RIYADH: Four Saudi students will represent the Kingdom at a major international science and engineering fair in the US later this year.

The four women from Jeddah were winners at the Kingdom’s National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity. They will be competing against more than 1,700 students from 77 countries at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) for more than $5 million in awards and scholarships.

The Saudi students traveling to Arizona in May are Dan Mohammed Al-Yafei and Tharaa Tariq Al-Dabbagh, who won an award at the olympiad in the field of science and the environment, and Lana Fahd Al-Abbasi and Zeina Tariq Maimani, who won in the field of physics and astronomy.

Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition and is an opportunity for young minds around the world to share ideas and showcase cutting-edge projects.

Intel ISEF says the winners are selected on their creative ability, scientific thought, as well as the thoroughness, skill and clarity shown in their projects.

Former Intel ISEF participant Wud Al-Saadoon won first place in the finals of the Kingdom’s National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity after working extensively on her project. She discovered her passion for science when she was in third grade, passing all aptitude tests for elementary, intermediate and high school and registering in Mawhiba enrichment programs starting from elementary school to high school.

“These programs allow students to enrol temporarily in a Saudi university,” she told Arab News. “This is how I participated as a high school student in the second olympiad program before I enrolled at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.”

She specialized in renewable chemical energy and made a special device which won her third place in a local competition.

She then qualified for Intel ISEF, where she won fourth place in the field of chemical energy last year.