Fayez Al-Harbi, vice chairman of the board of directors of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Fayez Al-Harbi
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Updated 19 January 2020

Fayez Al-Harbi, vice chairman of the board of directors of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Al-Harbi is an honorary board member of the University of Prince Mugrin in Madinah

Fayez Al-Harbi is the vice chairman of the board of directors of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).
He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the College of Industrial Management at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, and an MBA from the UK’s University of Nottingham.
His work experience includes area manager at Al-Harbi Trading and Contracting Co. Ltd., deputy managing director of Al-Hada Water Co. Ltd., and executive director of Al-Harbi Holding Co.
He is also a member of the board of directors at Al-Harbi Holding Co., United Cement Industrial Co., Sunbulah Group, and Saudi Marble And Granite Factory Co..
Al-Harbi is an honorary board member of the University of Prince Mugrin in Madinah, and a board member of Oqal Group for Entrepreneurship in Jeddah. He is also a board member and financial supervisor of Al-Mawaddah Society for Family Development.
On Saturday Al-Harbi inaugurated the fifth Basta Market, organized by the JCCI, in the presence of JCCI Secretary-General Imad Mohammed Hashem. The event aims to give entrepreneurs, small and emerging enterprise owners, and families the opportunity to market their products and develop their commercial skills in a professional way, while featuring family entertainment.


Saudi customs train dogs to sniff out infected air travelers

Saudi Health Ministry officials distribute roses to people following precautionary measures to prevent coronavirus. (Supplied)
Updated 05 August 2020

Saudi customs train dogs to sniff out infected air travelers

  • 1,983 critical cases reported, death toll reaches 2,984

JEDDAH: Saudi Customs officials are taking the lead in identifying air travelers harboring the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) — by using specially trained sniffer dogs.

The canine virus detectors are being drafted in at airports throughout the Kingdom to help pick up the scent of infected passengers.
Following the resumption of international flights, customs staff in Saudi Arabia are to use the animals as part of their efforts to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
The customs authority, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been training Jack Russell terriers and other breeds to recognize the odor of COVID-19.
“The training has been 80 percent successful,” said Mohammed Al-Salloum, director of the National Center for Living Means at Saudi Customs, adding that final preparations were being put in place for the dog teams to start work in airport terminals throughout the country.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced 1,342 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the total number in the Kingdom to 281,435.
Of the latest cases, 97 were recorded in Riyadh, 56 in Makkah, 53 in Madinah and Hafr Al-Batin, and 51 in Dammam, with 40 percent of them women. There were 34,763 active cases, with most patients in a stable condition, and 1,983 critical.
The number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 increased to 243,688 with 1,635 of those being in the latest 24-hour period. The Kingdom reported 35 new COVID-19-related deaths, raising the overall toll to 2,984.
The ministry said it had carried out 54,325 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests over 24 hours taking the total number of checks conducted since the outbreak to 3,528,040.