Crown Prince signs contract to develop technical training at Saudi civil aviation academy

Prince Sultan approves purchase of two Learjet 60 aircraft for Armed Forces’ aerial medical evacuation fleet

Governor of Tabuk signs contracts on several charity projects within celebrations for Crown Prince’s return home from therapeutic trip

Prince Sultan Chair for Youths & Hisbah Issues Research met with warm praise

received the Chairman of Supreme Judicial Council Sheikh Dr. Saleh bin Abdullah bin Homaid and the accompanying delegation who came to greet the Crown Prince.

The Crown Prince thanked them for their noble feelings, wishing them success.

The meeting was attended by Prince Misha'al bin Abdullah bin Musaed, Advisor to the Crown Prince; Prince Turki bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Culture and Information; Prince Dr. Abdulaziz bin Sattam bin Abdulaziz; Prince Salman bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Secretary General of National Security Council for Intelligence and Security Affairs; Prince Naif bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz; Prince Misha'al bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz; and a number of officials.

Crown Prince Sultan, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), has recently signed a contract with Thales International Saudi Arabia on technical training development of the Civil Aviation Academy, an affiliate to GACA.

The four-year contract value is SR 150,856,600 which includes training workers in the fields of air navigation, maintenance of machinery and navigational equipment.

Meanwhile, Prince Sultan has offered a check of SR 1 million to the family of the girl Fatima Askar Al-Nazzal for her initiative to pardon the killer of her father after more than twenty years.

Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Tabuk region, handed over the check to the girl and her mother during a meeting with them.

Fatima expressed her thanks and appreciation of the Crown Prince for the check, congratulating him on safe return home and recovery after a successful treatment journey.

Meanwhile, Crown Prince Sultan approved the purchase of two Learjet 60 planes for the aerial medial fleet, an offshoot of the Armed Forces’ General Department for Medical Services, as part of his instructions to sustain the aerial medical evacuation fleet with several planes in a bid to expedite the transport of wounded and patients as quickly as possible.

The Learjet 60 is an American business jet aircraft manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace at Wichita, Kansas.

The Learjet 60 does not have the range for direct transoceanic flights from the United States, although it can cross the Atlantic from Newfoundland to the British Isles. A new Learjet 60 costs around $13 million, although used aircraft can be purchased for around $7 million.

Prince Sultan also sent a cable of thanks to Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Tabuk, and the local residents of the region for their warm feelings towards the approval of the Tabuk-Madina highway project.

Meanwhile, Crown Prince Sultan received in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Monday Speaker of the Kuwaiti Parliament Jasim Alkhorafi accompanied by a number of members of Kuwaiti Parliament.

The Kuwaiti delegation congratulated the Crown Prince on his safe return to the kingdom.

Alkhorafi conveyed best wishes of the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Alahmad Aljabir Alsabah to the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia led by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The Crown Prince expressed thanks to all for the visit and for their sincere feelings.

On the other hand, a number of state officials praised the pioneering step taken by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) and King Abdulaziz University to establish the Crown Prince Chair for the research of youths and hisba issues, which would lay a key foundation stone for societal reform and a bridge to interconnect with problems facing young people in the kingdom.

The minister of higher education, Dr. Khalid bin Muhammad al-Anqari, hailed the launching of Crown Prince Chair and asserted that the step falls within the efforts of the kingdom’s leaders promote virtue and prevent vice as stressed by the founding King Abdualziz Al Saud, may he rest in peace.

Meanwhile, the Shoura Council held a session presided over by the council's chairman Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Ibrahim Al Alsheikh.

During the session, the council began voting on the three judicial regulations and decided to continue voting on them in a future session.

In a statement following the session, Secretary General of the Shoura Council Dr. Mohammad bin Abdullah Alghamdi highlighted the importance of the three regulations in the field of the judiciary based on the vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

His Excellency Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Hamin Al- Humain General President of the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, and HE the Director of King Saud University Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al Othman had signed King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz search chair for Hisbah and its contemporary applications with a value of 5 million riyals. Following the signing, His Excellency The President-General of the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Hamin Al- Humain thanked the auspices of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz - may God protect him - a ritual of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

Such care that is embodied in the noble approval of the establishment of this chair, pointing out that this approval reflected the parental caring for Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to his employees of the presidency as well as his attention - may God protect him - to the development of this system and his support of this research chair that is the first of its kind in the world.

Among the most prominent components of the chair is the emphasis on the importance of Hisba ritual and its practice in community in a way forensic in addition to creating an environment of scientific studies and applications on Hisba and its contemporary application and upgrading of its employees.

Sheikh Al-Humain praised the University of King Saud for what it exerts of concrete efforts to serve the community hoping that the establishment of the Chair contributes to the in the development of tools, studies and research outputs in the area of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

He also hopes the chair could bear the desired fruit in the field of research to meet the aspirations of our wise leadership – May Allah save him - and to benefit from the efforts of scientists and specialists in the universities as well as benefit from the experiences of others in similar fields of work and employment in the development of this important facility of the facilities of the State.

Sheikh Al- Humain explained that the Chair seeks to achieve a number of objectives to contribute to the support of most contemporary studies of Hisba and to contribute to the resettlement of Hisba in the reality of Muslims today and highlight this ritual as a basis for many of the religious, ethical and social issues and contribute to continue the leadership of Saudi Arabia as the first country in the application of the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. And the upgrading of the existing rite popularis consistent with its position and to contribute to the payment of the charges relating to the contemporary order of Virtue and Prevention of Vice and to highlight the contemporary applications of the calculation, according to legitimacy in the mold of assets consistent with the requirements of the times.

For his part, HE the Director of King Saud University Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Othman on behalf of employees of the university gave thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques - may God protect him - pointing out that the signing of this chair is a confirmation of a university in the service of society and the support of scientific research in all fields, including the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, and how to take advantage of this noble ritual in the protection of public morals and decency which the State– may Allah save it - is keen on establishing.

He added that the association of the Chair with the name Custodian of the Two Chair Mosques, gives it a great ability to achieve its goals, God willing. This reflects the important role of the association of the authority of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, and an affirmation of the status of the major services and functions performed by the implementation of its mission.

In the same context, His Excellency pointed out that the Kingdom honored by Allah by making it the a home of Al Ka’ba and the start of the call of Islam, declared its commitment to the order of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

Consequently, Allah has saved it from a lot of problems faced by countries that ignored this ritual. Here is the chair of King Abdullah for Hisba, the new start date to confirm this trend to develop the capacity of men to Holland in the face of modern challenges and changes.