Saudi Arabia’s Neom launches program to empower local community

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Updated 14 June 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Neom launches program to empower local community

  • In the first year of the program, 1,000 students will receive training in tourism, hospitality and cybersecurity at the Neom Academy, which was opened in January

RIYADH: Neom announced on Saturday the launch of an educational community-based initiative to teach the English language, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
In conjunction with this announcement, Neom opened registration for the program, which will be ongoing until June 14. The program begins on June 19. The company called on all men and women wishing to participate in the program to register on the following link: https://csr.neom.com/dashboard/tracks/
The sessions of the program’s first edition will be remotely carried out through the Human Resources Development Fund’s (Hadaf) Doroob platform.
Neom continues to launch a number of employment and educational programs and activities for the local community.
Last month, Neom launched its first diploma program, which aims to improve the technical skills of more than 6,000 trainees in the next five years and to localize jobs in different sectors of Neom.
In the first year of the program, 1,000 students will receive training in tourism, hospitality and cybersecurity at the Neom Academy, which was opened in January.
Neom, founded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2017, is destined to transform over 26,500 sq. km in Saudi Arabia’s northwestern Tabuk region, including 468 km of Red Sea waterfront. 


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

  • There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,258 new coronavirus cases and 32 new deaths from the disease.
The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 280,093. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 2,949. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 89 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 75 reported in Al-Hufoof and 65 in Dammam.

There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 242,053.