Now watch Yemen war on Snapchat

Updated 05 December 2015

Now watch Yemen war on Snapchat

RIYADH: Until now the traditional way of the military communicating with the media has been through press conferences. But the military seems to have recognized the importance of social media in this information age and has opened its doors to it.
Majid Al-Sabah, a regular user of Snapchat, surprised his followers by visiting the command and control center in Riyadh. He clicked photos from all corners of the war operations room to transmit details of the ongoing war in Yemen.
On Snapchat, Al-Sabah transmitted details of operations from the command center of the allies to over a million of his followers spread all across the Arab world. He showed sites of officers of the countries of the coalition and photos of flags of the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar.
He was given access to the operations planning department of the allies to transmit details of work being done to his followers through an interview with officers on the spot.
He also informed his followers on Snapchat about the bombing from a Scud missile platform at the time he was visiting the command and control headquarters of the alliance in Riyadh.
Al-Sabah's coverage of the Saudi-led operations in Yemen is being seen as the first such coverage in a military headquarters for reporting to a wide follower base on Snapchat.
Twitterati have lauded the coverage of Al-Sabah on Snapchat and described his coverage as bold and a highly courageous act which also reflected professionalism.


Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

Updated 24 September 2020

Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

JEDDAH: The Public Investment Fund’s National Unified Procurement Co. (NUPCO) has opened a new automated warehouse in King Abdullah Economic City that provides comprehensive distribution and storage for the state health sector.
This is part of NUPCO’s efforts to support the health sector and provide smart supply chains and high-quality logistical services in a partnership agreement with a pioneering private company.
The warehouse is one of NUPCO’s largest warehouses in the Kingdom, with an area covering 300,000 square meters. It is fully automated, with the latest technologies and advanced logistical services.
Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Shebel, the CEO of NUPCO, said that the warehouse represented the strategic partnership between NUPCO and private sector companies for public health facilities at its best.
It will provide advanced medical services and contribute to the health of the Saudi community.
He noted that after the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic NUPCO equipped the warehouse in record time to increase the level of support for health facilities.