CP donates SR200,000 to patronize orphans project in Eastern Region
Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General donated SR200,000 to sponsor orphans project in Eastern region.
Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water winners announced
Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz patronize First Industrial Engineering conference
Interior minister calls on people to be aware of dangers, damage in industrial, construction sectors
Kingdom supports partnership in Africa development projects
Prince Turki bin Muhamed bin Fahd, project CEO, expressed thankfulness and gratefulness to the generous donation.
In the 3rd Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water, 200 nominations were received from 53 different countries. The winners were announced in October 2008, and the Awards Ceremony will be held on the 16th of November 2008 in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments 2008 and the First Arab Water Forum.
Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, patronized the opening ceremony of the First Industrial Engineering conference held in Riyadh under the theme "Role of Industrial Engineering in maintaining the Security and Safety of National Facilities and Achievements".
Addressing the gathering, Prince Naif said the Ministry of Interior is looking forward to see more symposia in the context of safety and maintenance of public utilities and national achievements.
He said the symposium aims at enlightening people on the dangers and damages that the industrial sector might incur on one hand and ways of countering such risks on the other.
He added that the symposium takes place within the care and interest of the authorities in the welfare of citizens and expatriates alike.
He said that "we have to work for fending off expected dangers that might take place in workplaces and upgrade the performance rate to block fatal mistakes that might lead to human, economic and social uncompensated losses.
Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, Interior Minister, opened and laid the foundations of a number of projects at the Riyadh-based Security Forces Hospital.
At the venue, he was received by the Minister of Health Dr. Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Manea and a number of senior officials.
A speech ceremony was held on the occasion.
In a key address, the Director General for Security Forces Program Dr. Abdulrahman bin Muaamar reported that the hospital receives more than 3000 patients daily who are visited by 700,000 relatives and friends annually and that more than 8000 operations are performed annually at the hospital.
He said that the strategic plan of the program includes the set up of seven hospitals each with 120-bed and nine ideal health centers in different parts of the Kingdom.
Then Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz laid the foundations of a number of projects in the hospital including Prince Naif Center for Kidney diseases and blood dialysis, Heart diseases and surgery center, gynecology department, pediatrics, clinics, operation rooms, emergency department, in-patient suites, administrative offices and a giant parking lot.
Addressing the gathering, Prince Naif said the comprehensive security concept has become a strategic goal for the government.
In this context, the Ministry of Interior adopts the concept of providing all kinds of security for the country and citizen, which hardly divides social security from health security, he said.
He added that Security Forces Hospital thus contributes to the overall health integral concept which will cover the entire parts of the country under direct instructions and follow-up of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General.
The event was attended by a number of princes, ministers, directors of security sectors and senior civil and military officials.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued a royal decree extending the service of Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Military Affairs, at a rank of minister, for a four-year term effective from 22-10-1429H.
Saad Al-Asmari, Saudi Foreign ministry first secretary said before UN 63rd General Assembly that the international community was required to assist in furthering development and terminating the suffering of those States in Africa facing “these difficult times of economic crises”, especially those that had suffered socio-economically for so many decades. Saudi Arabia had contributed 4 per cent of its gross national product, which is “much more than is required of us”, and had made other major efforts to alleviate poverty. It had also contributed to funds and supported the establishment of an Islamic Bank by providing $1 billion and an annual contribution of $25 billion to the African Development Bank.
Further contributions included, among others, $18 million in contributions to the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, $500 million to the World Food Program so that least developed countries could grapple with spiraling prices of foodstuffs and $1 billion to a fund combating poverty in the Islamic world. In conclusion, he called for greater efforts to bolster NEPAD, including through implementing international obligations, in the hopes of sustainable development.