Proposals invited to improve Saudi mining sector laws

An employee walks in a phosphate storage facility in the Maaden Aluminium Factory in Ras Al-Khair Industrial area near Jubail City. (File/AFP)
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Updated 11 November 2020

Proposals invited to improve Saudi mining sector laws

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources on Tuesday issued the draft of executive regulations for investments in the Kingdom’s mining sector.
The draft has been made available on the ministry’s website for potential investors to allow them to review the regulations and express their opinions and submit proposals to the authorities.
Suggestions can be submitted until Nov. 30. The ministry will then review all proposals and comments and make necessary changes if it sees fit. Potential investors can log on to https://istitlaa.ncc.gov.sa/ar/Pages/default.aspx to submit their suggestions.
Saudi Arabia is planning to accept new mining license applications in December 2020.
The government recently announced a comprehensive revision of the Saudi Mining Investment Law that provides a robust and transparent legal framework for the mining sector.


Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 27 November 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 345,622
  • A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 17 deaths from COVID-19 and 302 new infections on Friday.
Of the new cases, 70 were recorded in Riyadh, 28 in Jeddah, 18 in Yanbu, 17 in Madinah, 14 in Dhahran, 14 in Makkah and 8 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 345,622 after 407 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.