Saudi Arabia’s Sakani housing program OKs 3,181 residential plots in December 2020

The program aims to serve families wishing to own a property. (SPA)
The program aims to serve families wishing to own a property. (SPA)
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Updated 13 January 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Sakani housing program OKs 3,181 residential plots in December 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Sakani housing program OKs 3,181 residential plots in December 2020

RIYADH: The Housing Ministry’s Sakani program issued 3,181 new contracts for residential plots in December 2020, said a ministry’s statement on Tuesday.
It said the plots are located in Riyadh, Makkah, Qassim, Asir, Jazan, Najran regions and the Eastern Province.
The program aims to serve families wishing to own a property through Sakani’s mobile application and website. It also displays the beneficiaries’ national ID numbers on https://sakani-names.housing.sa/, and the electronic platform, which provides detailed information regarding the various housing options it has to offer.
In order to provide suitable housing options, Sakani is also working on several residential projects in partnership with real estate developers across the Kingdom. The prices of these units are favorable and range between SR250,000 ($66,545) and SR750,000. The construction process of these units takes into account the quality of the finished product and strictly respects construction stages and due dates.
The program provides eligible Saudi families a wider range of housing options through easier procedures in accordance with their needs, desires and capabilities.
 


Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’
Updated 16 January 2021

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’

Saudi Arabia to appoint women as court judges ‘very soon’
  • Al-Zahid reiterated the Kingdom’s eagerness to pursue women empowerment
  • She pointed out international markers that have proven Saudi Arabia’s progress on women’s rights

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will “soon” be appointing women as court judges, an official said, in continued social reforms over the past years.
Hind al-Zahid, undersecretary for women’s empowerment at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, said a “Saudi woman assuming a position of judge is very soon. There are initiatives on several levels.”
In an interview with Al-Arabiya, Al-Zahid reiterated the Kingdom’s eagerness to pursue women empowerment, particularly in allowing women to participate in diverse fields.
She pointed out international markers that have proven Saudi Arabia’s progress on women’s rights, particularly noting Saudi women’s participation in the Kingdom’s labor market has exceeded expectations.
Their participation rate today has reached 31 percent, and this is a very big progress. As for the civil service sectors, the Saudi women's participation rate has increased from 39 percent to 41 percent, and most of them are in the education and health sectors in addition to other sectors,” al-Zahid said.