Saudi technology commission holds dialogue session for World Telecommunication day

Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) held a dialogue session and discussed the best ways to harness technology to achieve sustainable development goals at a local community.
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Updated 17 May 2020

Saudi technology commission holds dialogue session for World Telecommunication day

  • Several themes were covered, including an historic overview of the concept of sustainable development

RIYADH: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the participation of the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) to raise awareness about the impact of telecommunications and IT on societies and their economies.

CITC held a dialogue session and discussed the best ways to harness technology to achieve sustainable development goals at a local community and international level to show the effective role of telecommunications and the importance of IT for the future of the Kingdom.

Under the slogan, “ICTs for Sustainable Development Goals,” the virtual session was held with the participation of prominent Saudi figures. Several themes were covered, including an historic overview of the concept of sustainable development and the role of the private sector in promoting sustainable development goals chaired by Al-Nuhait, general manager of the sustainability program at Saudi Telecom Co.

Director General of the Secretariat of the National Digital Transformation Committee Norah Al-Zaid discussed the importance of an enabling environment to help government bodies and encourage partnership with the private sector to achieve these goals.

Al-Zaid noted the recent virtual G20 meeting of trade and investment ministers presided over by the Kingdom, highlighting the recommendations and digital policies outlined to promote and accelerate responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The session also established a link between the sustainability that societies are seeking and the exceptional circumstances that the world is witnessing during the coronavirus pandemic. It highlighted the importance of adopting sustainability principles to overcome difficult times as well as the efforts exerted by the Kingdom on the digital transformation level to mitigate the potential effects of the virus on businesses’ continuity and service delivery.


Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

Updated 05 June 2020

Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

  • Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

DUBAI: Four more repatriation flights arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to bring back stranded citizens from coronavirus hotspots, state news agency SPA reported.
Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh while another two landed in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, bringing Saudi nationals from New York and Beirut.
All precautionary measures to contain the coronavirus spread were taken to ensure the safety of passengers, who would also be in isolation for 14 days.