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Saudi National Day Marks the Start of work on World’s Most Ambitious Project NEOM

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Saudi National Day marked the beginning of work on the $500 billion futuristic mega-city NEOM, located deep in a desert bordering the Red Sea of the Kingdom’s Northwest.

Described as “the world’s most ambitious project,” the city is expected to be 33 times bigger than New York and it is getting established from scratch!

Nadhmi Al-Nasr, CEO of the project, congratulated King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the occasion of Saudi National day as he announced the start of implementation of the mega project.

“The work on NEOM Bay Airport is complete and the development of labor compounds that will contribute to the growth of the project is now launched, in addition to equipping the residential and administrative area for NEOM employees who will be moving there.”

“We are pleased to announce that NEOM has almost finalized the establishment of strategic plans for this project and its various economic sectors, and we are ready to begin their actual implementation.”  “We are willing to work day and night, so that the coming year, 2020, will be the beginning of the actual momentum of the NEOM projects, embodying the Saudi endeavor to build a promising future for the country.” Al-Nasr added.

We hope this aligns with the plan of completing phase 1 by 2020, with the final brick laid in 2025.

Neom is a portmanteau of the Greek word neos, meaning mostakbal, the Arabic word for “future.”

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Women Will Represent 33% of the G20 Summit attendees in Riyadh

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Women will account for one third of the attendees of the Business 20 (B20) summit that will take place in November in Riyadh.

CEO and chairman of Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) Yousef Al-Benyan said during an opening speech at the B20 Saudi Arabia inception that female contingency of the 640 delegates representing 20 countries is “the highest ever in all B20s.”

The B20 summit is part of the 15th annual G20 leaders’ summit which will be held for the very first time in Riyadh from November 21st till 22nd.

The event will shed the light on topics regarding gender equality in the hope of increasing the female employment in the business sector and in leadership roles as well.

“The aim of B20 in Saudi Arabia is to ensure that the voice of a global business is heard and addressed by the G20 leaders,” Al-Benyan said.

“To do this, we need B20 Saudi Arabia intended to be inclusive, impactable and for sure differentiative,” Al-Benyan added.

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Saudi Arabia Named Among Top Countries For Developing Economic Role of Women

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The Kingdom has been named as one of the world’s most transformative nations for enhancing and developing the economic role of women in the society.

According to the annual report “Women, Business, and the Law” that is conducted by the World’s Bank, it shows that the Kingdom comes among the top 190 countries for achievements done related to involving the female power in economic development and entrepreneurship.

According to the 2020 report, the Kingdom has scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. These findings have placed Saudi Arabia as the top country among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

The study also shows the significant development that the Kingdom has achieved successfully in six indicators including mobility, workplace, marriage, childcare, entrepreneurship, and retirement.

“The number has increased sufficiently with rapid growth. I believe that inclusiveness and diversity are two key factors to any successful entity.” Wadha Bin Zarah, the women empowerment director at the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), said.

“Among the G20 countries, Saudi Arabia has scored the highest growth in the participation of women in the workforce. Moreover, recruitment and human resources practices have never shown any discrimination against women when it comes to wages. One scale is used for all, and any benefits are calculated on merit, not sex.” She added.

This aligns with the 2030 vision of Saudi Arabia that aims at giving equal chances for women and pushing them into taking leadership roles.

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Princess Haifa Is Now the Permanent Representative to UNESCO

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has appointed Princess Haifa Bint Abdul Aziz Al-Muqrin as the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia.

The Princess’ appointment comes as a victory for the 2030 Vision of the Kingdom, that aims at empowering women of Saudi Arabia and pushing them into taking leadership roles and prestigious positions.

The appointment has also won the bless of members of both UNESCO and NGOs.

Princess Haifa holds a Master’s degree in Economics in 2007 from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the United Kingdom, and a BA in Economics from King Saud University.

It’s also worth mentioning that Saudi Arabia plays a vital role in UNESCO, seeing how it won membership in its Executive Council for the period of 2019-2023.

We’re filled with pride and can’t wait to witness more of the Princess’ achievements as she takes on such a challenging role.

 

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