Saudi aid agency distributes Eid gifts to Yemeni children

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KSRelief distributes toys, clothes and other gifts to orphans and children who are internally displaced in Yemen. (Supplied)
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KSRelief distributes Eid Al Adha gifts among orphans IDP children in Yemen. (Supplied)
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Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi aid agency distributes Eid gifts to Yemeni children

  • Local authority representatives and social services groups in the targeted governorates also praised the Kingdom’s support

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has distributed Eid Al-Adha gifts to orphans and children who are internally displaced (IDP) in Yemen.
The center is supporting the orphans and the IDP children as part of its “Their Happiness is Our Hope” project to help alleviate their suffering, according to a KSRelief statement.
It launched the projects in cooperation with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief (BCHR) to distribute the Eid gifts to 40,000 children across the governorates of Aden, Lahij, Abyan, Al-Dhale, Hodeidah and Taiz.
KSRelief and the BCHR signed an agreement to implement the project with the goal that no child is denied happiness during Eid Al-Adha.

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Since its inception in 2015, KSRelief has implemented 489 projects in Yemen at a cost of more than $3 billion.

KSRelief is distributing toys, clothes and other gifts to children in the war-hit country as part of the project.
Jamal Balfaqih, the coordinator for the Supreme Commission for Relief in Yemen, thanked Saudi Arabia for its commitment to the welfare of orphaned and IDP children. He said that the project reflected the Kingdom’s “generosity” to all the children of Yemen.
Local authority representatives and social services groups in the targeted governorates also praised the Kingdom’s support. They expressed their gratitude and appreciation to Saudi Arabia for standing with the Yemeni people during a difficult time.


Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources launches mining reserves, complexes and mining licenses service

Updated 01 October 2020

Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources launches mining reserves, complexes and mining licenses service

  • The move comes as a preparation for the launch of the new mining investment system

RIYADH: The minister of industry and mineral resources, Bandar bin Ibrahim Alkhorayef, launched a service on Thursday giving people access to the Taadin (mining) electronic platform that will include all electronically submitted applications for licenses, the registry of all licenses issued by the platform and their procedures, and the registry of mining complexes and mining reserves.

This move comes as a preparation for the launch of the new mining investment system, which was recently approved by the government and will come into effect at the beginning of 2021.

The launch of these services comes in respect with Article 4 of the new mining investment system, as it seeks to promote transparency in the sector and provide all relevant parties with access to information about licenses and mining areas.

“The ministry has tirelessly worked, in cooperation with numerous consultancy firms specialized in the field of mining, to develop the new mining investment system, which is now aligned with the best international practices in the relevant field,” said Khalid bin Saleh Al-Mudaifer, deputy minister of industry and mineral resources.

 “We are currently working on preparing the executive regulations, conditions and necessary electronic models to deal with all kinds of license applications. We are also working to further develop the Taadin platform, which will be receiving and rapidly dealing with applications after all the requirements become available soon.

“When the regulations, conditions and models are completed, it will be possible, through this platform, to clarify and facilitate the requirements for licenses and businesses and receive the investors’ new applications,” he added, noting “this development in terms of mining-related legislations in the Kingdom is an important part of the Kingdom’s mining strategy, which is an integral part of the ambitious 2030 Vision and the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program, that aim at developing the mining sector, turning it into the third pillar of the Saudi industrial sector.”

The ministry invites all those interested in acquiring further information to visit the following website: https://www.dmmr.gov.sa/mop/pages/home.aspx.