Saudi offers support to SMEs during coronavirus pandemic

SMEs can apply for the required services online. (File/AFP)
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Updated 01 April 2020

Saudi offers support to SMEs during coronavirus pandemic

  • Saudi Arabia has confirmed 1720, with 16 deaths and 264 recoveries
  • Applicants will receive their approvals or rejections in 10 days after filling all requirements

DUBAI: Saudi launches a number of services to support SMEs and reduce the costs, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.
Small and Medium Enterprises Authority, Monshaat, offers competitive features which are partially or fully subsidized to make it easier for such business to follow requirements, decrease operational costs, increase efficiency and improve performance.
SMEs can apply for the required services or mazaya – Arabic for advantages – on the organization’s website, https://mazaya.monshaat.gov.sa.
Some of the available services are creating a website, managing social media and Human Resources management.
Applicants will receive their approvals or rejections in 10 days after filling all requirements.
Saudi Arabia has confirmed 1720, with 16 deaths and 264 recoveries.


Saudi Arabia health care summit to accelerate global COVID-19 fight

Updated 39 min 42 sec ago

Saudi Arabia health care summit to accelerate global COVID-19 fight

  • Representatives from the World Health Organization, UK National Health Service, IBM and many other industry leaders to speak at online event.
  • The ‘Riyadh Declaration’ will provide a roadmap for using digital innovations to fight this pandemic and those of the future.

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will this month host one of the world’s largest health care summits that aims to unite global efforts against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The event will bring together health care leaders and innovators from across the world to foster new collaborations and discuss the vital role of digital health in fighting pandemics.

Taking place online on Aug. 11-12, the Riyadh Global Digital Health Summit (RGDHS) will host directors from the World Health Organization and the UK’s National Health Service, IBM’s chief health officer, and Australia’s deputy chief medical officer.

The event’s flagship talk will be hosted by the Kingdom’s Minister of Health Dr. Tawfig Al-Rabiah, and will introduce the “Riyadh Declaration” — a roadmap for accelerating digital health innovations to fight the current and future pandemics.

Dr. Bandar Al-Knawy, president of the RGDHS, said the event was far more than a health care conference.

“It is a global digital platform bringing together people who have the ability to work collaboratively to accelerate our response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

“Health care professionals must now seize this opportunity to build on previous strides forward in digital health.”