Modon Oasis project in Yanbu will help to empower women, says Madinah governor

Modon Oasis project in Yanbu will help to empower women, says Madinah governor
Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman. (SPA)
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Updated 04 October 2020

Modon Oasis project in Yanbu will help to empower women, says Madinah governor

Modon Oasis project in Yanbu will help to empower women, says Madinah governor
  • Light and eco-friendly businesses under development include jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, fashion, fabrics, electronics and medical equipment

MADINAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman has stressed the important role of the Modon Oasis project in Yanbu in empowering women and supporting their development.

The project looks to help women integrate into the industrial sector, assist entrepreneurs in the job market and promote small and medium-sized enterprises.

Prince Faisal’s comments came during an inspection tour of the industrial oasis in Yanbu where 20 plants are under construction, each covering a total area of 450 square meters. The governor was accompanied by Khalid Al-Salem, director general of the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon).

Prince Faisal reviewed details and phases of the oasis, which is being developed as a model industrial city adapted to boost women’s role in the workforce.

Light and eco-friendly businesses under development include jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, fashion, fabrics, electronics and medical equipment. They are part of Modon initiatives within the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program.

Al-Salem thanked Prince Faisal for his support of Modon and said that several service and development projects are being implemented, including a potable water network, doors and fences.


Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths
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Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 3 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 357,177
  • A total of 6,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 3 deaths from COVID-19 and 238 new infections on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, 86 were recorded in Riyadh, 56 in the Eastern Province, 38 in Makkah, 11 in Madinah, 10 in Asir, 3 in Najran and 1 in Jazan.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 357,177 after 173 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 6,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.