Saudi women workers’ transportation program rules updated

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Updated 11 December 2019

Saudi women workers’ transportation program rules updated

RIYADH: Changes to funding rules surrounding a transportation program for Saudi women working in the private sector have been announced by officials.

The Hadaf human resources development fund has updated its regulations for the Wusool female transportation program as part of an efficiency drive aimed at reducing the burden of travel costs for female workers.

In a bid to improve safety and quality, the service will partner with taxis monitoring companies through smart platform apps to benefit the largest number of applicants for the program and help streamline registration procedures.

The new rules involve changes to the conditions for joining the program and the requirement to register with the Saudi General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) where the total GOSI subscription period was less than 36 months and the monthly salary SR8,000 ($2,133) or less.

Updates also included the amount of monthly financial support provided by the fund fixed at 80 percent of the cost and a maximum SR800 per month, the cancellation of the previously scheduled monthly financial subscription of SR200, and the extension of the support period up to 12 months.

King Salman meets Mauritanian president

Updated 27 February 2020

King Salman meets Mauritanian president

RIYADH: King Salman received Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani in Riyadh on Wednesday.

They discussed ways to develop and strengthen bilateral relations, especially in the economic and investment fields, as well as the latest regional developments. Later, the king hosted a luncheon in honor of the president and his accompanying delegation.

The king and Ghazouani also witnessed the signing ceremony of four agreements and memoranda of understanding between the two countries. They include cultural cooperation, civil service, and vocational and technical training.

On the Saudi side, the ceremony was attended by State Minister Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz, Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan, among other officials. Mauritanian officials also attended.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Mauritania in December 2018, bolstering relations and renewing support for the country’s development efforts.

He expressed his “great satisfaction at the depth of the fraternal relations between the two brotherly peoples.”

Also on Wednesday, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune arrived in Riyadh. At King Khalid International Airport, he was received by Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar and a number of officials.