Saudi health campaign launched in 250 mosques

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The 1,500 volunteers will be present in mosques to raise awareness and teach virus prevention methods to be used during prayers. (SPA)
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The 1,500 volunteers will be present in mosques to raise awareness and teach virus prevention methods to be used during prayers. (SPA)
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The 1,500 volunteers will be present in mosques to raise awareness and teach virus prevention methods to be used during prayers. (SPA)
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The 1,500 volunteers will be present in mosques to raise awareness and teach virus prevention methods to be used during prayers. (SPA)
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Updated 06 June 2020

Saudi health campaign launched in 250 mosques

  • 1,500 volunteers will be present in mosques to raise awareness and teach virus prevention methods to be used during prayers

RIYADH: Health volunteers will work in 250 mosques across the Kingdom as part of a campaign launched on Friday by the Saudi Ministry of Health in coordination with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.
The 1,500 volunteers will be present in mosques to raise awareness and teach virus prevention methods to be used during prayers. The campaign aims to contribute to reducing the spread of the coronavirus over the next six weeks by providing volunteering opportunities, empowering over 4,000 health volunteers in 20 cities.

 


Saudi Arabia to host massive defense exhibition to rival IDEX

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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.