Holmstrom lauds JCCI work

Updated 25 October 2014

Holmstrom lauds JCCI work

Newly appointed US Consul General Todd Holmstrom met with Vice President of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mazen Batterjee on Thursday at the JCCI’s headquarters in Jeddah.
Batterjee received Holmstrom and highlighted the economic and construction boom in the Kingdom.
He also explained to the consul general the important role played by the business sector, their support and contribution in creating jobs for Saudi youth locally and in the overall development of the country’s economy.
“The role of the Saudi Chambers is very clear in supporting and promoting small businesses, creating jobs, raising the GDP and taking care of all the supporters from both the public and private sectors,” Batterjee said.
He also explained to Holmstrom the Jeddah Chamber initiatives for the comprehensive development of the Kingdom for creating leadership to serve the private sector in general and small and medium enterprises in particular.
He also explained the role of the Khadija Bint Khuwailid Center for women in supporting the efforts of businesswomen and enhancing their capacity in economic development.
Batterjee said that the JCCI continues to make efforts through various programs to attract the world’s top leaders and economic decision-makers.
Holmstrom emphasized the close cooperation between the consulate and JCCI in bolstering economic ties between the two countries.
He praised the efforts of JCCI, their leading role and support in overcoming the difficulties of business owners in the two countries.
The meeting was also attended by officials of the American Consulate in Jeddah, Fahd bin Seban, member of the JCCI Board of Directors, and Muhyiddin bin Yahya Al-Hakami, assistant secretary-general of the JCCI’s business sector.
Statistics indicate that the volume of trade exchange between Saudi Arabia and the United States is in a state of constant evolution standing at SR265 billion at the end of 2013.

Most beautiful falcons to compete at King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival

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Most beautiful falcons to compete at King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival

  • The winner of first place will receive SR300,000, second place will receive SR200,000

RIYADH: The Saudi Falcons Club has announced the launch of the Falconry Beauty Pageant at the King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival in its second edition next Thursday in Malham city.

The club allocated cash prizes of SR3 million ($800,000), distributed over five runs, dedicated to the categories of perch and qurnas, gathering Saudi and international falconers.

The winner of first place will receive SR300,000, second place will receive SR200,000, and third place will receive SR100,000, with a total prize of 600,000 riyals for each run.

The King Abdulaziz Falconry Festival began last Sunday, and will continue until Dec. 16 with prizes exceeding SR21 million.

Within the activities of the falconry festival, 400-meter falcon heats were held on Thursday on the fifth day of the Al-Mallouah competition.

Under the Al-Mallouah system, the festival honors the top three winners in each heat, while the top 10 winners receive financial prizes and the top seven will qualify for the final heats of the King Abdulaziz Cup.