KSRelief continues water supply project in Yemen

KSRelief has carried out hundreds of humanitarian projects in Yemen. (SPA)
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Updated 26 May 2020

KSRelief continues water supply project in Yemen

HAJJAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) continued the implementation of its water supply and environmental sanitation projects in a number of directorates in the Yemeni Hajjah governorate.

Between May 14-20, approximately 101,000 liters of healthy drinking water and 202,000 liters of water for other purposes were pumped into tanks, benefiting a total of 5,600 people.

The projects come within the framework of the Kingdom’s relief efforts to improve the living conditions of Yemenis through the country’s humanitarian crisis.

KSRelief has implemented 1,295 projects worth $4.4 billion throughout the world. 

In Yemen, KSRelief has carried out hundreds of humanitarian projects, including initiatives in the health sector, food security, education, emergency communications, and sanitation. 


Saudi Arabia to host massive defense exhibition to rival IDEX

Updated 16 July 2020

Saudi Arabia to host massive defense exhibition to rival IDEX

  • World’s largest arms importer seeks to develop its own manufacturing sector
  • Former Farnborough Airshow CEO Shaun Ormrod has been hired as chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s biennial World Defense Show

LONDON: Saudi Arabia plans to host a massive international defense show as the world’s largest arms importer seeks to develop its own manufacturing sector.
Currently the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, is the region’s largest industry gathering, with the next one due to be held next February.

Former Farnborough Airshow CEO Shaun Ormrod has been hired as chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s biennial World Defense Show which will be held for the first time in March 2022.
Gulf states including Saudi Arabia and the UAE are investing heavily in their domestic defense industries to reduce their reliance on imports and increase the number of prized manufacturing jobs. The Kingdom, currently the third biggest spender on defense globally, aims to localize half of its military spending by 2030.
“The World Defense Show is a key milestone for Saudi Arabia as it continues to develop a sustainable local defense industry,” said Ahmad Al-Ohali, the governor of the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI).
The show’s venue, that will accommodate about 80,000 square meters of floor space, will feature demonstration facilities and the latest military kit used across land, sea and air.