Saudi ambassador opens KSA-funded hospital ICU in Beirut

Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari opens a new Saudi-funded hospital intensive care unit in Beirut. (SPA)
Updated 11 January 2019
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Saudi ambassador opens KSA-funded hospital ICU in Beirut

  • The newly named Riyadh Intensive Care Unit was expanded, renovated and equipped with the aid of money donated by Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom’s ambassador to Lebanon, Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari, performed the official opening of a new Saudi-funded hospital intensive care unit in Beirut.

The specialist medical center at Al-Makassed General Hospital, will house state-of-the-art equipment which will provide patients with the very latest advances in health care technology.

The newly named Riyadh Intensive Care Unit was expanded, renovated and equipped with the aid of money donated by Saudi Arabia.

During his inauguration address, Bukhari highlighted the Kingdom’s work in countries around the world funding aid and relief programs.

Dr. Faisal Senno, president of the council of Al-Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association of Beirut, expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude to Saudi Arabia.

Those attending the inauguration were given a tour of the new intensive care center


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.