Young Saudis take part in contest to promote tolerance

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Updated 21 April 2020

Young Saudis take part in contest to promote tolerance

  • The results of the competition will be announced on Wednesday through the KACND website

RIYADH: Ninety-six young men and women from throughout the Kingdom participated remotely in the “Hawer” competition to promote the values of dialogue, coexistence, tolerance and national cohesion.

The competition, organized by the Dialogue Academy for Training of the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND), aims to enable youth to master dialogue and analogy skills using scientific methods and to help them objectively evaluate and criticize ideas. It encouraged them to master research and investigation skills to gather information.

The center will distribute cash awards worth SR48,000 ($12,792) among the winners. The first winner in the boys’ team will receive SR12,000, the second runner-up will be awarded SR8,000, and the third runner-up will receive SR4,000. The same applied to winners in the girls’ team.

The competition’s management team met remotely on April 18 to discuss the mechanisms for the conduct of the competition.

On Monday, a remote training course was held on dialogue and analogy skills for all participants. Instructions on the competition were given to the teams and they were provided with a competition guide and specific topics for each team.

The competition included the following topics: Investing time in self-development, adherence to national regulations and decisions, volunteering and its motivations, and home quarantine and its role in self-development.

The competition took place via videoconferencing. The results of the competition will be announced on Wednesday through the KACND website.


Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

Updated 24 September 2020

Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

JEDDAH: The Public Investment Fund’s National Unified Procurement Co. (NUPCO) has opened a new automated warehouse in King Abdullah Economic City that provides comprehensive distribution and storage for the state health sector.
This is part of NUPCO’s efforts to support the health sector and provide smart supply chains and high-quality logistical services in a partnership agreement with a pioneering private company.
The warehouse is one of NUPCO’s largest warehouses in the Kingdom, with an area covering 300,000 square meters. It is fully automated, with the latest technologies and advanced logistical services.
Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Shebel, the CEO of NUPCO, said that the warehouse represented the strategic partnership between NUPCO and private sector companies for public health facilities at its best.
It will provide advanced medical services and contribute to the health of the Saudi community.
He noted that after the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic NUPCO equipped the warehouse in record time to increase the level of support for health facilities.