Two Holy Mosques chief launches Hajj season plan

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Updated 11 July 2020

Two Holy Mosques chief launches Hajj season plan

MAKKAH: The president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has launched the plan to receive Hajj pilgrims this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais said that the aim was to help pilgrims perform their rituals with safety. He said that the presidency had harnessed its human resources and expertise, in cooperation with bodies that specialized in crowd management, to set the highest precautionary, preventive, guiding and directing measures to ensure the smooth execution of this year’s plan. 


Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

Updated 24 September 2020

Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

JEDDAH: The Public Investment Fund’s National Unified Procurement Co. (NUPCO) has opened a new automated warehouse in King Abdullah Economic City that provides comprehensive distribution and storage for the state health sector.
This is part of NUPCO’s efforts to support the health sector and provide smart supply chains and high-quality logistical services in a partnership agreement with a pioneering private company.
The warehouse is one of NUPCO’s largest warehouses in the Kingdom, with an area covering 300,000 square meters. It is fully automated, with the latest technologies and advanced logistical services.
Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Shebel, the CEO of NUPCO, said that the warehouse represented the strategic partnership between NUPCO and private sector companies for public health facilities at its best.
It will provide advanced medical services and contribute to the health of the Saudi community.
He noted that after the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic NUPCO equipped the warehouse in record time to increase the level of support for health facilities.