Saudi development program in Yemen implements transportation project

Hasan Al-Attas, SDRPY’s director general of projects and studies, at the launch of a development project in Aden, Yemen. (SPA)
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Updated 05 January 2020

Saudi development program in Yemen implements transportation project

The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) is carrying out several projects in different sectors across Yemen. One such project includes transportation of students and faculty members of the Vocational Institute in Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.

“The program provided support to the university so as to reduce the burden of transportation for students and faculty members,” said Hasan Al-Attas, SDRPY’s director general of projects and studies.

The director of the SDRPY office in Aden, Abdulhadi Al-Qahtani, said that the program’s aim is to identify and prioritize urgent development needs.

The program is a strategic Saudi initiative launched on the directives from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to coordinate with the Yemeni authorities and help rebuild the war-torn country.


G20 discusses long-term vision for the digital economy

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G20 discusses long-term vision for the digital economy

  • Members from G20 countries, guest countries, international and regional organizations met virtually

RIYADH: The G20 Digital Economy Taskforce (DETF) held consecutive virtual meetings on June 3 to June 4 to discuss a comprehensive approach to digital economy policymaking and the future of digitalization.

Members from G20 countries, guest countries, international and regional organizations, addressed the relevance of digitalization in maintaining business operations following the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Data Flows, Smart Cities, Digital Economy measurement and Digital Security were also on the agenda as well as the Connecting Humanity 2030 initiative.

Delegates also discussed digitalization in the context of the current crisis with a long-term vision for the best use of digital tools to build economic resiliency and promote job retention.

Prior to the DETF meeting, on June 1, the Dialogue on Trustworthy AI in Pandemic Response brought together experts from both the public and private sectors, and academia to explore the optimal role of government in Artificial Intelligence.

The potential use of the technology in diverse sectors was raised, along with how AI can be an efficient tool in pandemic responses. The Dialogue also examined the G20’s role in policy discussions and the long-term inclusion of AI on the G20 agenda.

G20 Digital Economy Ministers will review and continue the work of the Taskforce at their meeting on July 22-23.