Saudi Housing Ministry, UNDP sign expertise-sharing agreement

The agreement was signed by Prince Saud bin Talal, adviser and general supervisor at the ministry’s agency for housing support and solutions and international cooperation management, and Dr. Adam Boulokos, the Kingdom’s resident representative at the UNDP. (SPA)
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Updated 31 January 2020

Saudi Housing Ministry, UNDP sign expertise-sharing agreement

RIYADH: The Housing Ministry signed a memorandum of cooperation with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Saudi Press Agency reported, as the ministry seeks to benefit from international experience and expertise in the housing field.

The agreement was signed by Prince Saud bin Talal, adviser and general supervisor at the ministry’s agency for housing support and solutions and international cooperation management, and Dr. Adam Boulokos, the Kingdom’s resident representative at the UNDP.

The UNDP, in cooperation with the Housing Ministry, is working on the development of an action plan that includes the participation of the nonprofit sector, a comprehensive review of the current policies, legislation, regulations and governance of the development housing sector to promote nonprofit governmental associations in the field, in addition to a spatial analysis to determine the locations of development housing projects.

The program is an international UN organization established by UN member states and has its headquarters in New York. It operates in 170 countries.
 


Saudi Arabia’s private sector employees to return to their offices

Updated 15 min 27 sec ago

Saudi Arabia’s private sector employees to return to their offices

  • All private sector entities must prepare work spaces so they are in line with Ministry of Health guidelines
  • Saudi Arabia announced 14 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,815 new cases of the disease on Wednesday

RIYADH: Private sector employees will be able to start working from their offices soon, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development said on Wednesday.
The ministry added that all private sector entities must prepare work spaces so that they are in line with Ministry of Health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Kingdom is easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions from Thursday and there will be a three-phase return to normality.
Saudi Arabia announced 14 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,815 new cases of the disease on Wednesday.