SR100m dedicated to education projects in Saudi Arabia's Qassim province

Saudi Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh. (SPA)
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Updated 19 June 2020

SR100m dedicated to education projects in Saudi Arabia's Qassim province

BURAIDAH: Saudi Minister of Education Hamad Al-Asheikh has signed off on seven educational projects for the Qassim region worth SR100 million ($26 million). The projects will be implemented by Tatweer Education Holding Co. in collaboration with the General Directorate of Education in Qassim and will focus on a number of areas, including updating curricula and improving the educational environment, as well as constructing new schools.
Mohammed Al-Fraih, director general of education in Qassim, thanked the ministry’s officials for their support to create the best learning environment in the region.
 


Notice setting date for Saudi international flights ‘is bogus’

Updated 12 August 2020

Notice setting date for Saudi international flights ‘is bogus’

  • Aviation chiefs issue official denial after fake circular says passengers can fly to and from Kingdom from October

RIYADH: A fake circular suggesting Saudi Arabia will resume international flights in October has been condemned as “completely baseless and fabricated” by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).
Rumors that international flights will shortly return have been circulating on social media in recent weeks without any official statement from GACA.
On Tuesday, the authority denied announcing the resumption of international flights and said information being circulated was fabricated.
Saudi Arabia suspended international flights from March 15 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since domestic flights restarted on May 31, rumors have been circulating regarding the return of international flights. On Monday, the bogus GACA circular was shared on various social media platforms suggesting flights into and out of Saudi Arabia would resume in October. It sparked a flurry of speculation.
The circular, titled “No flights till October 2020,” said: “An employee of the GACA has stated in a recent interview that all international flights to and from the Kingdom are to remain suspended till the month of October.” Quoting a GACA official, the circular said that the decision was subject to the number of coronavirus cases, which must “come down to three digits.”
GACA official spokesman Ibrahim bin Abdullah Alrwosa told Arab News the circular “is completely baseless and fabricated.”
He shared a tweet from the authority’s public relations department describing the circular as incorrect.
The civil aviation authority has previously said there is no specific date for the resumption of international flights, he added.
All international flights remain suspended until further notice.
However, exceptions have been made for humanitarian assistance and emergency cases, medical evacuation flights and repatriation of stranded citizens and expatriates wanting to return home.