Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) celebrated on Wednesday the appointment of the very first batch of Female Saudi air traffic controllers in Jeddah.
A number of eleven women have successfully completed a program that lasted a year, and was conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. Such a program is considered to be the first to include and qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative along with SANS, are aiming to provide more job opportunities for Saudi women, as part of a reform plan to shift the economy’s dependency from oil. Such a plan also aligns with the 2003 Vision, that seeks to increase the employment rate and diversify the sources of revenue.
Earlier, the CEO of SANS Ryyan Tarabzoni, revealed that the company had actually prioritized the hiring of the Saudi women; seeing how the country is pushing to extend women’s rights and gender equality in the country. Also, to recruit more citizens as part of the “Saudization” plan.
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Saudi Rania Nashar Makes it to Forbes’ List of The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women”
The Kingdom’s own Rania Nashar has made it to Forbes’ annual list of “The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women” and we can’t help but feel so much pride!
Nashar was ranked the 99th in the list that includes prominent names such as Angela Merkel, Kamaala Harris, Melinda Gates, Rihanna, & many other global female trailblazers.
Nashar is the first female to hold the position of CEO CEO of Saudi commercial bank, Samba Financial Group. She also made it to this ranking through her tremendous efforts in implementing changes that empower women of Saudi Arabia, all of which comes as part of the 2030 Vision.
Nashar has exceeded 20 years of experience in the field of commercial banking and has been inspiring young Saudi women to take on the challenge as well and break the glass ceiling and for that, we congratulate her.
This Saudi Landmark Just Won a Prestigious Award for Its Innovative Architectural Design
The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has received the American Concrete Institute (ACI) award for concrete construction excellence.
The building, which is designed by Zahra Hadid Architects (ZHA), is one of the most well-known landmarks in Riyadh. It’s known for its unique architectural design.
The structure features an hexagonal honeycomb structure which stands out with hexagonal cell openings providing shade from the harsh sun. “ZHA projects have always been unique and creative in an unprecedented, nontraditional way. There’s no other structure like it in the entire world,” Saudi architect Mokhtar Al Shoaibi told Arab News.
The building is made of extremely complex steel, said Saudi architect Mukhtar Al-Shoaibi.