45 percent of Corniche project complete

Updated 21 April 2016

45 percent of Corniche project complete

JEDDAH: Forty five percent of the Corniche development project has been completed by the Jeddah municipality, including walkways, toilets and security systems.
This is according to Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras who recently toured the 4.5-kilometer area from the Al-Nawras roundabout in the south to the Corniche intersection with Prince Faisal bin Fahad Road, a local publication reported Wednesday.
Some of the completed parts of the project include a fishing pier of 140 meters, a marine taxi station of 70 meters extending into the sea, 75 percent of concrete work, and 90 percent of walkways over 750 meters. Construction of toilets, showers and locker rooms have also been completed, and security control centers.
During the tour, the mayor visited the tunnel project at the intersection between Al-Andalus, Palestine and Al-Hamra streets, which is considered among the most vital for traffic flow in the province. The tunnel extends from the north to the south along Al-Andalus Road for 1.4 kilometers.

Dr. Lilak Al-Safadi, president of the Saudi Electronic University

Updated 05 July 2020

Dr. Lilak Al-Safadi, president of the Saudi Electronic University

Saudi Education Minister Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh recently announced the appointment of Dr. Lilak Al-Safadi as president of the Saudi Electronic University. She becomes the first woman to chair a Saudi university that includes both male and female students.

She has worked as executive director for more than 20 years in business development, business consulting and strategic leadership, and accumulated experience in project management.

She has also published more than 50 research papers and articles on research topics such as e-commerce and artificial and commercial intelligence.

Al-Safadi was the vice president and national technology officer at Microsoft and is a faculty member at the King Saud University, Riyadh.

She also worked as a consultant to the governor of the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (Monshaat), and a consultant to the vice presidency for planning, quality and development at the Saudi Electronic University. 

Al-Safadi is a graduate from the University of Wollongong, Australia with a Ph.D. in computer science which she completed in 2002; she majored in software engineering and completed her master’s in computer science in 1995. 

In a telephone interview with Al-Ekhbariya channel, Al-Safadi said that her appointment had many implications not only for empowering women and enhancing their role, but also as an indication of the Kingdom’s commitment to women’s equity at all levels, including equal opportunities in leadership and competition.