RIYADH: The Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) announced that the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) registered on the Forsah platform for the 9/10ths Program has increased to 9,210 enterprises, and the total published value has exceeded SR526 million ($140 million).
Hadaf launched the program, which aims to support entrepreneurship and SMEs through its electronic services, in August 2016.
The Forsah platform is a link between buyers and suppliers, enabling the former to place orders electronically, which reach many accredited SME suppliers throughout the Kingdom so that these enterprises can bid on the basis of the field.
Hadaf urged business owners and Saudi professional entrepreneurs in technical fields and disciplines to electronically register on the platform.
The 9/10ths Program offers several online platforms including Forsah, Tojjar, Bahr, Kanaf, Zadd, Atwar, Made in KSA, and Akshak Tojjar. All of these platforms aim to change Saudi work culture by encouraging entrepreneurship and SMEs and empowering individuals to create new jobs through innovation.