AlUla to host natural, human components conference

The conference has been officially announced on the society’s website and shared on all its social media accounts. (Shutterstock)
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Updated 05 February 2020

AlUla to host natural, human components conference

  • The conference aims to review the natural components of AlUla

MADINAH: AlUla governorate will host the Conference of the Natural and Human Components of AlUla at Maraya Concert Hall on Feb. 11-12.

The conference is organized by the Saudi Geographical Society in cooperation with the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

The conference aims to review the natural components of AlUla, shed light on the impact of civilization, discuss ways to protect cultural and urban heritage, explore the economic employment aspects of cultural heritage resources, share experiences and practical applications of sustainable development in archaeology and tourism, employ geo-information technology in the management of archaeological sites, and hold scientific sessions and workshops.

Dr. Ali bin Abdullah Al-Dosari, chairman of the Saudi Geographical Society and head of the organizing committee, said that the society, in cooperation with RCU, was preparing for the success of the conference and was determined to achieve its goals through the different committees and by providing all requirements for holding the conference after receiving the approval of the Ministry of Education.

He said that the conference has been officially announced on the society’s website and shared on all its social media accounts.

Al-Dosari said that the conference will be accompanied by the 36th General Assembly of the Saudi Geographical Society, the signing of a joint cooperation agreement with the Russian Geographical Society, and a scientific lecture by Dr. Badr Al-Faqeer titled “The Prospects of Eco-tourism Products in AlUla.”
 


MoU signed to facilitate investment in Saudi Arabia

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MoU signed to facilitate investment in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to step up cooperation, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Under the MoU, the two authorities will establish a joint working group to boost cooperation in several areas including facilitation provided to investors, conducting economic studies of the market, building partnerships with commercial and industrial bodies and local companies, launching businesses, promoting the ease of doing business, providing logistic support, participating in local and international exhibitions, forums and special visits and exchanging knowledge and information.

All this will predominantly be in aid of attracting local and foreign investors. 

“SAGIA believes in the importance of such cooperation that can unify and multiply the efforts in a way that sets the world’s attention on the Kingdom’s cultural and heritage treasures and investment opportunities,” said SAGIA Gov. Ibrahim Al-Omar.

“This is done through close cooperation with DGDA to highlight these opportunities and market them internationally and locally. This MoU is a step in the right direction to achieve the objectives and directives of both bodies.”

Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the DGDA, said: “Cooperating with SAGIA is one of the most important international investment motors to attract local and international investments to the Kingdom. This comes at a time where developing the Kingdom’s investment infrastructure is found within the objectives of its Vision 2030.

“At DGDA, we aim at attracting the best technologies and regional and international investments to the Kingdom. This will contribute to the improvement of the local economy and promote our objectives seeking to turn Diriyah into the Kingdom’s gem and an international economic tourist destination,” he added.