Women can work in four new jobs at night

Updated 21 April 2016

Women can work in four new jobs at night

RIYADH: Women would now be allowed to work in kitchens, family entertainment parks, accountancy jobs and shops selling women’s items, according to the Labor Ministry.
Abdulmuneem Al-Shehri, the ministry’s undersecretary for special programs, said the aim was to make the working environment suitable for them; and that women are allowed to own businesses where they are not allowed to work as employees.
Al-Shehri said women are not allowed to work in 21 business activities, which includes underground in mines, sewage projects, excavation and restoration works, construction, ovens for melting metal and other industrial jobs. This was for their safety, he said.
He said some of the banned activities include car workshops, steel and aluminum plants, fertilizer warehouses, the coal industry, loading and offloading goods, painting, processing of tin and metal, and electrical work.
On a related issue, the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has started implementing training programs for women to work in factories, in a bid to increase Saudization at the country’s firms.
The TVTC stated that it had found work for 422 women over the last seven years in 27 business areas, including travel and tourism, hospitality, retail, sales, accounting and administration.


Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

The pavilion features a series of documentaries on Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage. (SPA)
Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

  • Saudi Arabia’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the national heritage sector at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), is taking part in the 6th Joint Periodic Exhibition on the Archaeology of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Arab States in Kuwait.
The exhibition, held under the supervision of the secretary-general of the GCC, in partnership with the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature, opened last Wednesday at the National Museum of Kuwait and will run until Feb. 15.
The Kingdom’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods.
The pavilion also features a series of documentaries on the Kingdom’s cultural heritage, a number of publications by the antiquities and museums sector on different areas of cultural heritage, as well as a collection of photographs and historical information on Saudi Arabia’s cultural depth.