Madinah forum to discuss improving quality of life

Experts will review the Madinah experience in transforming into a smart city. (Twitter: @MadinaAuthority)
Experts will review the Madinah experience in transforming into a smart city. (Twitter: @MadinaAuthority)
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Updated 06 February 2022

Madinah forum to discuss improving quality of life

Experts will review the Madinah experience in transforming into a smart city. (Twitter: @MadinaAuthority)
  • The sessions will look at many sectors, including luxury, transport, and tourism, and also discuss the experience of Madinah in its first steps toward becoming a smart city without affecting its Islamic culture or identity

JEDDAH: The Smart Madinah Forum 2022 starts on Sunday at the city’s Namaa Almunawara building with the theme “Where technology meets tranquility.”

Organized by the Madinah Regional Development Authority, the forum aims to discuss the concept of smart cities and how they would improve quality of life and ensure sustainability.

A group of specialists from around the world are participating in the forum's sessions to review the experiences of global smart cities, discuss the challenges faced by residents and visitors to Madinah city, and ways to apply the concept of smart cities to address those challenges.

Experts will review the Madinah experience in transforming into a smart city, the role of innovation in promoting sustainable development, and introducing urban innovation tools.

The two-day forum features three main panels answering questions about what a smart city is, what is meant by a smart city, what the mission of a smart city is, what its key challenges are, if technology is an objective or a tool in smart cities, and whether a religious and historic city like Madinah can transform into a smart city.

The sessions will look at many sectors, including luxury, transport, and tourism, and also discuss the experience of Madinah in its first steps toward becoming a smart city without affecting its Islamic culture or identity.

 


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RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday renewed calls on the international community to stand up against all Iranian violations. 

The Cabinet also reiterated the kingdom’s full rejection to all attacks that threaten the security and stability of Iraq. 

The session was chaired by King Salman at the Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

During the meeting the Cabinet also approved a Memorandum of Cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the British government and Northern Ireland in the energy sector. 


KSRelief concludes voluntary program to combat blindness in Bangladesh

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Updated 04 October 2022

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RIYADH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) concluded on Saturday the voluntary medical program to combat blindness and its diseases in Nawabganj Town, Bangladesh. 
The project came within ‘Noor Saudi Arabia’ voluntary program.
Since its beginning, the KSRelief’s voluntary medical team has medically examined 4,610 cases, distributed 1,616 glasses, and performed 519 successful cataract surgeries.
This campaign is part of the voluntary projects, implemented by the KSRelief in several countries, with the aim of providing treatment to people with limited income.


KSRelief distributed food baskets in Pakistan, Sudan and Lebanon

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Updated 04 October 2022

KSRelief distributed food baskets in Pakistan, Sudan and Lebanon

KSRelief distributed food baskets in Pakistan, Sudan and Lebanon

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) continued to provide assistance to people in disaster-hit areas and refugee camps.
Various relief aid was distributed to those affected by the floods in Pakistan with as many as 1,360 food baskets distributed, which benefited 9,520 people.
These efforts come within the Saudi relief airlift operations that have been dispatched, under the directives of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman.
Similarly, KSRelief distributed 455 food baskets in Khartoum, Sudan – or translated to 2,503 individual recipients – as part of programmed efforts to help needy families in the country this year.
KSRelief also distributed on Saturday 675 food baskets in the Arsal region of Lebanon, which benefited 3,375 people under the food security effort for Palestinian and Syrian refugees as well the host community there.


SDRPY participates in Mahri Forum in Yemen

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Updated 04 October 2022

SDRPY participates in Mahri Forum in Yemen

SDRPY participates in Mahri Forum in Yemen
  • The purpose of the forum is to contribute to raising and developing awareness toward cultural heritage, as well as to protect it from extinction

Al-MAHRA, Yemen: On Mahri Language Day, the Mahri Forum was held at Qishn School, Al-Mahra governorate, with the participation of the Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen.

The purpose of the forum is to contribute to raising and developing awareness toward cultural heritage, as well as to protect it from extinction.

The SDRPY participation comes with reference to strengthening ties between both countries, as well as supporting culture in Yemen.

“We wish Yemen all the best, and may it recover within a secure, prosperous, and stable environment. May Yemen be able to contribute to the projects and initiatives hosted by the SDRPY, which amounted to 224 programs and initiatives in total, including more than 50 projects in Al-Mahra, with the purpose of improving its daily life and raising the efficiency of infrastructure in various sectors,” said Abdullah Basilman, director of the SDRPY’s program office in Al-Mahra.

Mahri is a Semitic language like Soqotri and Shehri, among others. SDRPY aims to contribute to the revival of the Mahri language and avoid its extinction through its participation in the forum.


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Updated 03 October 2022

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MAKKAH: The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, represented by the social, voluntary and humanitarian services, has launched the “Tawqeer” (elderly care) initiative, through which several programs and services are provided for elderly people to enable them to perform rituals in ease and comfort, enriching their experience.

Two Holy Mosques chief Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais affirmed the presidency’s keenness to provide the best social, voluntary and humanitarian services to pilgrims while applying preventive measures, following health instructions and providing visitors with a safe and healthy environment in the Grand Mosque in Makkah.