Saudi Shoura Council calls for study of citizens skills gap

Saudi Shoura Council  Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh chairs a session of the council via videoconferencing in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
Saudi Shoura Council Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh chairs a session of the council via videoconferencing in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
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Updated 13 January 2021

Saudi Shoura Council calls for study of citizens skills gap

Saudi Shoura Council calls for study of citizens skills gap
  • The council called on Hadaf to use the data to set new goals to streamline the Saudi labor market

The Saudi Shoura Council chaired by Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh on Tuesday called on the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) to study the skills gap between Saudi jobseekers and non-Saudis in the public and private sectors and launch initiatives to fill the gap based on the research findings.
The council called on Hadaf to use the data to set new goals to streamline the Saudi labor market and boost the capabilities of the national cadre to make contributions to the national economy.
The Shoura Council directed the Real Estate Development Fund to continue the housing renovation project and to raise the ceiling of the amount allocated to it to mitigate the impact of rising cost of raw materials and other services.
The council members praised the role of the General Entertainment Authority and suggested ways to ensure sustainability of the sector. They also recommended increasing the role of nonprofit organizations in the sector.
The council called on the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources to take measures for the establishment of factories and industrial unity in developing cities and in regions with a high population density and qualified manpower.
It urged the ministry to streamline procedures for the establishment of new industrial units by opening more channels of communication with potential investors.
The Shoura Council approved a draft memorandum of understanding between the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence (SDAIA) and the International Telecommunication Union to boost cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence.
The council also approved a draft agreement between the Kingdom and Hungary in the field of air transport services.


Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib
Updated 17 January 2021

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief distributes more than 35 tons of food baskets in Yemen’s Marib
  • Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces
  • Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed more than 35 tons of food aid to people in Yemen’s Marib province, state news agency SPA reported.
Earlier in January, KSrelief also distributed 5,049 cartons of dates in Marib, Hodeidah and Taiz provinces, helping thousands of families.
It also continued to ensure basic health services in public schools and fight malnutrition among students and educational staff in Yemen’s Aden governorate.
Since it was founded in May 2015, KSrelief has implemented 1,329 projects in 53 countries, worth more than $4.42 billion. The countries that have benefited most from its work are Yemen ($3 billion), Palestine ($360 million), Syria ($296 million), and Somalia ($192 million).