Bahri transports medical supplies to meet local demand

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri.
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Updated 30 June 2020

Bahri transports medical supplies to meet local demand

Bahri, a Saudi provider of logistics and transportation services, has been operating cargo flights from China to the Kingdom to transport medical equipment and supplies to the government of Saudi Arabia. This is in line with its ongoing efforts to support the Ministry of Health’s initiatives to contain and combat COVID-19 and as part of its SR10 million ($2.66 million) worth of services donated to the ministry.

The special air cargo transportation is also a result of the joint efforts between Bahri, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, and NUPCO in combating the spread of the virus. 

Bahri provided its logistics services to ship medical equipment and supplies purchased by Saudi Aramco and SABIC to the Kingdom’s airports. Bahri’s services included transporting goods from supplier warehouses and factories and storing them in China, and then completing customs clearance and chartering aircraft to deliver the cargo to the Kingdom.

Bahri operated seven cargo flights in May and June to transport into the Kingdom 25.622 million surgical masks, 326,000 N95 masks, 398,335 face shields, and 92,851 protective goggles, as well as 12.835 million latex medical examination gloves.

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “As a company dedicated to contributing to the development of Saudi Arabia and the prosperity of its society, Bahri is keen to reinforce and support national efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the Kingdom.  “The operation of air cargo flights to transport medical supplies and equipment to the country represents our continuing support to the initiatives of the Ministry of Health. Offering our capabilities and logistical expertise to facilitate the transportation of medical supplies remains our highest priority at present. 

“We are confident that, in cooperation with Saudi Aramco, SABIC, and NUPCO, we will achieve the common national goal of preserving public health, safety, and security in the Kingdom.”

In addition, Bahri shipped more than 7.54 million latex medical examination gloves, 24,233 packs of dry wipes, 587 sets of powered air-purifying respirators, 587 TM-H2 hoods, and 5.348 million surgical masks to the Kingdom. The company will operate additional cargo flights to meet the needs of the local health care sector.


Community Jameel fund to support RCM students

Updated 30 September 2020

Community Jameel fund to support RCM students

The Royal College of Music (RCM) in London, one of the world’s greatest conservatoires, has announced the establishment of the Community Jameel Hardship Fund to support RCM students who are experiencing unexpected difficulty or financial hardship, for an initial period of three years. All students are eligible to apply.

The new fund represents a continuation of the RCM’s relationship with the global philanthropy Community Jameel, which in November 2019 saw the launch of a scholarship supported by Community Jameel and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation.

The first Jameel Scholar to be supported by the Community Jameel Hardship Fund for the 2020/21 academic year is Tunisian violinist Bacem Anas Romdhani. Having graduated from the RCM with a masters in 2020, Romdhani will study for an artist diploma.

Professor Colin Lawson, director of the RCM, said: “I am enormously grateful on behalf of everyone at the RCM for Community Jameel’s continued support of our students. In what has been an immensely challenging year, Community Jameel’s generous gift will have a significant impact for those who have unexpectedly found themselves facing financial hardship. The RCM has a long history of philanthropic support which provides greater access to our world-leading education.”

Mohammed Jameel KBE, founder of Community Jameel, said: “At Community Jameel, we are committed to supporting access to quality musical education, particularly for students from the Arab world, a region with a longstanding tradition of producing world-class composers, conductors and performers, and home to opera houses, concert halls and orchestras.

“Through the Community Jameel Hardship Fund, we are proud to be partnering again with the RCM to support students facing financial difficulties, and assisting international students from the Arab world to attend one of the world’s best conservatoires.”

This Hardship Fund continues the support of Community Jameel for the institutions of South Kensington, including the Jameel Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Jameel Institute at Imperial College, and the Bocelli-Jameel Scholarship at the RCM.

Any surplus in the fund will provide scholarship support for international students, with a preference for students from the Arab world.

More than 50 percent of current RCM students have received financial support during their studies through scholarships and awards, thanks to the generosity of a variety of charitable trusts, companies, businesses, individual members of the public and legacies.

Founded in 1883, the Royal College of Music is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. For the fifth consecutive year in 2020, the RCM was ranked as the top institution in the UK for the performing arts in the QS World University Rankings.