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Council Of Cooperative Health Insurance
Council Of Cooperative Health Insurance Qualifying department qualifies insurance companies to participate in the cooperative health insurance business, and qualifies third party administrative companies to handle cooperative health insurance claims. Moreover, oversee the performance of companies and supervise them to do their responsibilities stated by the Cooperative Health Insurance Law and its Implementing regulation and its standardize policy. Tasks and responsibilities :: First, overseeing the implementation of the system: Control over the comprehensive health insurance coverage. Rehabilitation of insurance companies to transact insurance business health. The adoption of health service providers. Osaddad Financial Regulation for the revenues and expenditures of the Council. To resolve differences for the settlement of claims payments between service providers and insurance companies. The development of standards of medical service necessary for the health insurance companies to respond quickly to service providers bear the costs of treatment. To grant exceptions to the health insurance companies to contract with non-Saudi physicians for the purpose of monitoring the compliance requirements of service providers within the treatment cost-effectiveness. Examine complaints that arise between the parties to the relationship of insurance and forwarded to the Commission violations of the system. Collect the value of financial sanctions for breaching the provisions of the health insurance system. Determine the technical provisions recognized in coordination with other regulators and insurance companies are obliged to them. Supervision of the Cooperative Health Insurance Fund based on converting part of the surplus of insurance, calculated in the light of the results of the insurance company. Review insurance premiums and permit approval for insurance companies on premium if different than the value of the premium made by the company in the Action Plan. Clarification and interpretation of the Regulations. Dissemination of public information about the activities of insurance companies are eligible. Publication of the tables and statistical data on health insurance in the UK each year. Second, supervision and control of insurance companies: Disqualification of the health insurance business in the following cases: ◦ disturb the qualification requirements of the insurance company. ◦ Do not use during rehabilitation (12) months. ◦ give the insurance company expressly for rehabilitation. ◦ the company had stopped the practice of the Company for (6) months. Protect the interests of the beneficiaries as it may deem necessary, such as the Secretariat to amend the plan of work of any health insurance company. To obtain from the other supervisory information, data, and that work on issues such as health insurance application forms used by the health insurance company in correspondence with the parties to the relationship of insurance. Review and audit of all health insurance companies under the jurisdiction of the Council and the demand from other regulatory bodies to do so. A reservation on any of the executives in any of the health insurance companies. Take action after reviewing the bringing of any malfunction of the other oversight responsibility for ensuring the solvency of the company and its capital adequacy and safety of its assets and its allocation and the technical ability to fulfill its commitment to the beneficiaries. To maintain the confidentiality of the information on the insurance companies are not used only for official purposes specified in the regulations. Third, supervision and control of service providers: Determine the fees for the adoption of health service providers. Determine the fees for exempt entities that have medical facilities of the insurance coverage or part of it. Proposal to pilot a service contract between service providers and insurance companies. Identify requirements that should be available at the health facility, to maintain quality of health services provided in cooperation with the government health institutions with the capacity. Control standards provide the requirements of quality and commitment of the service provider contract (by Secretariat), a special consultant with the Office to assess the extent of its commitment to quality requirements. Assessment of health and service contracts between insurance companies and providers of services and monitor the compliance of the contracts to maintain quality controls. Revoke the accreditation of service providers in the following cases: ◦ withdrawn the license of the facility by the Ministry of Health. ◦ lack of commitment to the service provider contracted by the Office of the Secretariat, with a specialist to assess and measure the extent of his commitment to the requirements of quality more...
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Ministry Of Foreign Affairs : When His Majesty the Late King Abdulaziz succeeded in consolidating his rule in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the basis of Islamic Sharia, he started building good reputation and international relations for His kingdom. He sent representatives and received delegations from different countries and signed agreements with them. He contributed to the establishment of several international organizations such as, United Nations and the Arab League. His Majesty King Abdulaziz built the guidance for Kingdom’s international relations on the basis of Islamic Sharia, mutual respect, non-interference in the national affairs of other countries, living peacefully with neighboring countries, avoiding violence and sticking to peace talks to solve international conflicts on the basis of international rules, regulations, international and bilateral agreements based on the fact that diplomacy is the main factor in the foreign affairs of the Kingdom. In 1926, King Abdulaziz established General Directory for the Foreign Affairs. Four years later, a royal decree was issued to change its name to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in addition to the appointment of his Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Abdulaziz as a Minister of Foreign Affairs. It was the first ministry that was announced in the government. The total number of staff of MOFA at that time did not exceed 15 persons. Its structure consisted of the Minister, Deputy Minister, three assistants, two secretaries, chief staff, accountant and six clerks. The Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign affairs progressed very fast during the tenure of King Abdulaziz himself. The number of foreign Consulates and missions had increased from nine to Twenty-Nine by 1951. Upon the establishment of the General Directorate of Foreign Affairs, there were no diplomatic missions abroad. In 1936, the number of Saudi Diplomatic Missions Abroad increased to five (Three missions in London, Baghdad, and Cairo in addition to Two Consulates in Switzerland and Damascus). In 1951, the number of diplomatic missions increased to 18 in 16 countries. Furthermore, all missions were promoted to embassies. The Kingdom expanded its diplomatic representation especially after the Second World War. The Kingdom promoted its diplomatic missions to embassies in different countries on the same basis established by His Majesty King Abdulaziz. King Saud followed the same principles. King Faisal continued as Minister of Foreign Affairs until 1960. At that time his Excellency Mr. Ibrahim Al-Suwaid was appointed as a Minister of Foreign Affairs as the second minister after Prince Faisal bin Abdulaziz who became the King of Saudi Arabia. His majesty King Faisal again took charge of the ministry in 1962 until he passed away in 1975. When Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz became the king, he followed the same principles of his predecessor King Faisal. King Khalid appointed Prince Saud Alfaisal as a State Minister and then Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1395 A.H. The diplomatic relations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expanded during the tenure of the Custodian of the Two Holly Mosques King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz. This was reflected in the increase in the number of Saudi Embassies and Missions abroad. At the same time, the number of foreign missions and embassies increased in the Kingdom. The total number of embassies reached 77 with 13 Consulates, 3 resident delegations, and commercial offices. The number of Foreign missions reached 157, 98 embassies in Riyadh, and 59 Consulates in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dhahran. This expansion in the International relations was in line with the development of MOFA and its diplomatic missions abroad. This includes the re-structuring of the organization and administrative team in order to enable them to fulfill their duties accordingly. more...
Ministry Of Culture & Information
Ministry Of Culture & Information The Ministry of Information was established in 1962. In 2003, responsibility for culture was added to the Ministry's portfolio. The new Ministry was given an agency for culture, and took responsibility for the activities of the following bodies, which had previously been affiliates of the General Presidency of Youth Welfare: - The King Fahd Cultural Centre - The Administration of Folklore - The Saudi Society for Culture and Arts - The General Administration of Cultural Activities - The Literary Clubs, and the General Administration for Literary Clubs. more...
Ministry of Higher Education
Ministry of Higher Education Ministry of Higher Education:: Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: Comprehensive development works are taking place across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in all fields, and higher education is no exception; it is a pillar of the successful development in any country. A royal decree numbered 1/236 in 8/5/1395 AH (1975 AD) stipulated establishing Ministry of Higher Education to foresee executing the national higher education policy. The Minister of higher education is responsible for the execution of the government policy for university education. University education received generous support that made available new universities, colleges of science and applied fields and huge budget allocations. The twenty one government universities of Saudi Arabia, six private universities and eighteen private colleges, all of them host a plethora of disciplines that are not merely-academic. Ministry of Higher Education is adopting contemporary trends in scientific research and strategic planning. Those working in higher education have deeply recognized the constant changes facing in the field, from privatization to financing, foreign competition and yet the fluctuating requirements of labor market. Thus they reverted to preparing for the change by future planning and well-thought handling of these parameters; resulting in expansions, self-evaluation, initiating programs and creating organizations that focus on local and global endeavors. Here we present an overview of the most prolific establishments National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (Qiyas) Qiyas center aims to provide for a number of assessment tests. General Aptitude Test, a.k.a. Qudrat test, for high school students and graduates is the most prominent and known among these tests. All national universities and higher education colleges, and also some military colleges and technical and vocational colleges, recognize and accept it as a complementary measure besides high school grade in both streams of science and arts. The test quantifies the aptitude that a student would pursue higher education career in specific colleges and majors. Qiyas assessments had gained acceptance amongst higher education institutions in the Arabian Gulf region and in some countries including United Kingdom and the United States. Ministry makes use of it as a good indicator for scholarship applicants at King Abdullah Foreign Scholarships Program. National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA) The commission aims at assessing and accrediting all post-secondary education institutions and programs. Its' requirements include several criteria of institutions' in-house assessment, alignment with national framework for qualifications, and complying with quality measures in aspects of programs, student management, institution management and faculty management. In the last three years, many experts from Europe, America and Australia have aided the commission where it was exposed to countries national models for assessment, accreditation and quality assurance. This inceptional work commenced and was followed by preliminary assessment. The commission will be an information clearinghouse for quality in the higher education institutions whether governmental or private. Higher Education Statistics It is an established fact that informed decisions are based on correct and accurate data that portrays the reality and helps making model forecasts and clear vision. Hence the ministry established a unit dedicated to higher educations statistical information. This statistics unit aims at logging past data items and forecasting the future of all higher education variables. Such a job covers the parameters of admission and its types, majors and their dependencies, educational process evaluation, faculty specializations and professional development. Data monitored also includes enrolled students trends and their related phenomena of failure, drop-outs and graduate volume. The unit is planning to observe more of the particulars of labor market like its needs and the diffusion of higher education graduates in it. Geographic Information Systems Project An ongoing project to link geographic information of higher education institutions with the rest of spatial, demographic and urban properties of the country such as commercial, industrial and agricultural use patterns. Land and aerial transport network and distribution data is also added to construct a comprehensive information reserve at the disposal of decision makers. Saudi Centers Of Research Excellence SCORE Ministry is adopting a project to support research potentials in government universities, introducing a number of distinguished research centers in terms of management, funding and assessment. This made it possible for a university, especially the leading universities, to focus on one or more research fields and get financing by a ministry contract. University Academic Associations Development Project The ministry is working with universities on supporting academic associations by financing to establish headquarters for these associations. This enables them to provide independent activities and to sustain professional endeavors. Academic societies aim at gathering the specialized to discuss issues pertaining to their fields and to collaborate to in ways that serve their fields. It is worthy to note that Saudi universities are host to about 70 academic societies. National Center for E-Learning and Distance Learning Project The center work as a preparatory and support center to streamline and facilitate collaborative efforts of universities toward utilizing and leverage of current distance education and electronic learning applications. In the electronic learning program, authoring of a group of preparatory and shared courses is in progress. Such effort paves the way for higher education institutions to be empowered by recent technology to widen their audience. It also provides the basis for capacity development to administer advanced courseware that meets the requirements of assessment, accreditation and skill-building. Higher Education Research Center A dedicated research center focusing on higher education research, CHERS, was established on August 1999. CHERS first product was the setting of a framework for national higher education strategic plan. The center have conducted several studies for higher education projects including provincial university systems, pilot studies for establishing educational systems like community colleges, and issues of societal impact including university admission and capacities. Affairs of distance education and electronic learning also fit in the centers' scope of studies. In sum, CHERS is considered a think tank of ideas, visions and aspirations for the ministry. Stimulation of Private Education Contributions Stimulation of the contribution of private education can be summed in a number of procedures, including : Issuing a bylaw for private education that determines the licensing procedures, the sequence, and structure of these colleges Issuing bylaws that define human and material resources for the efficient work of colleges The government gives land for educational instructions incurring nominal fees , and provides soft loans of up to about 65 million Riyals per higher education college. As the representative of the government, Ministry of Higher Education grants to cover fees for about one third of students in each college or university if it reached the initial quality measures stipulated by the ministry. Scholarships for Abroad Study The government allocated for the scholarship program of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques more than 7 billion riyals to support applicants to prestigious universities in a number of countries such as USA, Britain, Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Japan, Malaysia, China, India, Singapore, and South Korea. More than eighteen thousand scholarship students over the past years (1425 AH /1426 AH / 1427 AH / 1428 AH ) and more than seven thousand five hundred students under completion of their course of studies. King Abdullah Scholarship Program aims to achieve a distinctive quality deliverables from the global output of higher education in disciplines needed in the country and qualifications including bachelor's, master's, doctorates and medical fellowships. more...
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education Ministry of Education: The first appearance of a system of education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the creation of knowledge through the Directorate in 1344 and served as its lay the foundation stone of the education system for boys. In 1346 his decision to form the first board of knowledge and purpose of the issued put an educational system that oversees education in the Hijaz region and with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Permissions Knowledge Directorate widened no longer function is limited to the supervision of the education in the Hijaz but included overseeing all education affairs in the whole kingdom, and it includes (323) School where she began four schools. In 1371 AH has been created and the Ministry of Education in the reign of King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and was an extension and development of the Directorate of Education, has been assigned to the planning and supervision of public education for boys in three stages (primary - intermediate - secondary), and the King Fahd is the first minister of her and in 1380 was the establishment of the General Presidency for Girls' Education in the reign of King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (with a budget of 4.400.000) and after (15) elementary School and the Institute of parameters average one, headed by Sheikh Abdulaziz Nasser Al-Rashid, with the development of Education issued a Royal Decree annexation General Presidency for Girls' Education to the Ministry of Education in 1423 was appointed Dr. Khader al-Qurashi as Deputy Minister of Education for the education of girls, and a year later was transferred named the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Education, and still to this day represented by the Minister of Education, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. And in recognition of the state under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the importance of education in building the human civilizations and the industry has good share of education budget for the year 1432 amounted to -1 433 e is equivalent to 26 ‰ of the budget and estimated at (94,656,037) This non-limited support will contribute God willing, in achieving the objectives of the Ministry of Education and Education for the advancement of the instruction process to achieve the vision of the leadership of this country. more...
Ministry Of Petroleum & Mineral Resources
Ministry Of Petroleum & Mineral Resources The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is one of the governmental bodies of Saudi Arabia and part of the cabinet. The ministry has the function of developing and implementing policies related to petroleum and petroleum products. The ministry is primarily responsible for the policies concerning oil, gas and natural minerals in the country which is the world's largest holder of crude oil reserves. It closely monitors the activities of the Saudi Aramco together with the Supreme Council for Petroleum and Minerals. However, the ministry has much more responsibility in this regard than the council. The other agency with which the ministry works is Petromin, the general petroleum and mineral organization. Through Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Company (SABIC), established in 1976, the ministry oversaw the operation of petrochemicals and other heavy industry projects. more...
Ministry of Economy and Planning
Ministry of Economy and Planning The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a planning tradition that spans over 30 years. The formal planning process, which started in 1970 (1390 Hijra), enabled the Saudi Government to make prudent decisions in the allocation and utilization of its resources for development. During the last four decades, the Kingdom underwent tremendous transformation under the ninth development plans, which saw the rapid growth of income and living standards of the people, accompanied by dramatic improvements in social and physical infrastructure. While we may not be providing direct services to the citizens, we ensure that all government agencies work in a coordinated manner to achieve the priorities of our policy makers. Towards this end, we do the following: • Preparation of the Kingdom's Development Plans. • Preparation of a periodic economic report about the Kingdom that includes an analysis of its economy and explains the extent of progress made in this domain as well as expected developments. • Estimation of the total amounts needed for implementation of the development plans approved by the Council of Ministers. These estimates shall be the basis for preparing the state's general budget. To this end, both the Ministry of Economy and Planning and the Ministry of Finance shall be in contract for consultation and exchange of information to attain full coordination between the general requirements of the development plans and the available resources. • Conducting necessary economic studies in the field of relevant topics, and submission of concluded recommendations. • Assistance of ministries and other government agencies in issues related with planning. • Providing technical advice as directed by the custodian of the two holy mosques. more...
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Ministry of Communications and Information Technology : The late King Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy upon him, had realized the importance of posts and telecommunications and the necessity of using modern inventions in this sector to link the vast and remote areas of the Kingdom with each other. Accordingly, he issued his royal decree in 1345 H. (1926) for the establishment of the posts, telegraphs and telephones (PTT) Directorate affiliated to the office of the Attorney General under the umbrella of the Kingdom’s internal affairs. Since then, the Saudi government continues to give support and special attention to this sector and its services. Following are the main phases of the history of the telecommunications sector in the Kingdom: In 1345 H. (1926), twenty-two wireless stations were installed to connect all towns and villages of the Kingdom with telegraph services. In 1353H.(1934), the number of manually-operated telephones were only 854 lines and they were only in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah and Taif. In 1372 H. (1952), the Ministry of Communications was established and HRH Prince Talal bin Abudl Aziz was appointed Minister of Communications. All PTT facilities were annexed to the new ministry. In 1395H. (1975), and as a result of the growing significance of the role of telecommunications in the development and advancement of nations and states, a royal decree No. (A/236) was issued on 8/10/1395 H. (24/10/1975) for the establishment of the Ministry of Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones (PTT) to be in charge of both sectors of posts and telecommunications. The number of telephone lines at the time was not more than 130,000 lines, and the total revenues of this sector were around 250 million Saudi Riyals. In 1404 H. (1984), the first fiber optic network was operated. In the same year, telecommunications centers and complexes were established all over the Kingdom. In 1407H. (1986), the King Fahad Satellite Communications City on the Makkah-Jeddah Road got into operation. This city consists of four ground stations to operate with Arabsat, Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and Inmarsat for naval communications. Among the objectives of this network is to connect the Kingdom with the outside world by communications services. In 1416H. (1995), mobile services came into operation. In 1417 H. (1996) the fiber optical cable network was operated in the Kingdom. In 1417 H. (1996), the Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) service was operated. In 1418 H. (1997) the smart net data transfer network was initiated in the Kingdom. In 1418H. (1998), the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz, issued a royal decree No. (35/M) on 24/12/1418 H. (22/4/1998) separating the facilities of posts, telegraphs and telephones from the Ministry and the establishment of a joint-stock Saudi company (the Saudi Telecom Company) to assume the responsibility of the provision of telecommunications services. This company started operation on Muharram 6, 1419 H. (2/5/1998). In 1422H. (2001), the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz, issued the royal decree No. (2/12) on 12/3/1422 H. (4/6/2001) and the council of Ministers issued its decision No. 74 on 5/3/1422 H. (28/5/2001) approving the Statute of Telecommunications and the establishment of the Saudi Communications Commission. The name was later (21/5/1422H.-11/8/2001), changed to the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) and was charged with regulating the affairs of this sector to ensure the provision of the best possible telecommunication services all over the Kingdom by companies being licensed in accordance with the Telecommunications Statute. A royal decree No. A/2 was issued on 28/2/1424 H.(1/5/2003) changing the name of the Ministry of Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones (MoPTT) to “ the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology”. This change reflects the attention given by the Saudi government to the communications and information technology sector. The change also aims at the realization of the ambitious goals for the transfer to information society. more...
Ministry of Housing
Ministry of Housing Ministry of Housing: The ministry aims to provide adequate housing in accordance with the appropriate options to the needs of citizens and in particular the following: Facilitate citizen access to a soft housing taking into account the quality within the limits of his income in a timely manner of his life. Increase the proportion of home ownership. Encourage the participation of the private sector in supporting the activities of the various housing programs. Raise the proportion of housing supply various kinds. Exercise all the tasks and functions related to housing. Assumed direct responsibility for all matters relating to the territory of housing in different regions of the Kingdom. Preparation of a comprehensive housing strategy for the Kingdom of modernization and development, and increase them for adoption in accordance with the statutory procedures. Propose rules and regulations, policies and regulations actively Housing and propose amendments own, and in conformity with the approved national strategies in this regard, and those policies and regulations all about: the mortgage, and the rights of tenants, landlords of residential units, housing the popular, public housing, and land development for the purpose of The establishment of a housing project. The development of various programs and sufficient to provide adequate housing for middle-income and below in accordance with the standards of objectivity and considerations in this regard specified by the Ministry. Encourage the private sector to participate in achieving the goals and strategies in the UK housing effectively. Determine the categories of eligible beneficiaries of the popular and charitable housing programs. Develop appropriate housing models for all categories of citizens, specifications and standards which take into account the quality and cost, in order to be guided by them, taking into account that the approved construction code, also sets guidelines and models for decades include the rights and obligations of all parties. Encourage the establishment of cooperative societies for housing and coordinate their efforts and review of systems projects. Building suitable housing for those in need who are unable to take advantage of lending, government and private funding programs. Encourage charities, individuals and companies to contribute to the construction of housing units suitable charity to the needy, and to provide advice and assistance when needed. Preparation of studies and research on housing. A base housing information. Representing the Kingdom in various forums in the field of housing. more...
The Ministry of Hajj
The Ministry of Hajj ABOUT THE MINISTRY The Ministry was established in 1381 A.H. under the name of “The Ministry of Hajj and Endowments” to undertake the supervision of the affairs of Hajj, endowments, the Two Holy Mosques, and the mosques. In 1414 A.H., the Sector of Endowments was separated and became an independent ministry under the name of “The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Da`wah, and Guidance”. Also, the supervision of the affairs of the Two Holy Mosques and the Kiswa Factory was separated and became an independent administrative unit, being referred to as “The General Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques and the Prophet’s Mosque.” The remaining sector was called “The Ministry of Hajj”, whose tasks focused on applying the policy of the state (may Allah protect it) in the field of serving the Guests of Allah, including the pilgrims, Mu`tamirs, and the visitors of the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) Mosque. This is in addition to proposing and developing the systems and regulations, following up the work of the non-governmental sectors under its supervision, and overseeing their performance. more...
Human Resources Development Fund
Human Resources Development Fund The establishment of the Human Resources Development Fund under the Council of Ministers Decision No. (107) dated 29/04/1421 H Royal Decree No. Decree (M / 18) dated 05/05/1421 H personality independent legal administratively and financially, as a result of a clear vision of the goal of a Saudi strategic constitutes access it is an unprecedented challenge, the localization of jobs in the private sector, came created as one of the actors mechanisms to contribute to the provision of cadres Arabia qualified science and well-trained from the National Youth of both sexes even be in the level of acceptance of this challenge and achieve access to the strategic goal will be back on home benefits social, and security, economic, and so enable Saudi youth from acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills for jobs in the private sector, resulting in a positive impact on the national economy. The fund aims to support the rehabilitation of the national workforce and employment in the private sector and in order to achieve its objectives to do the following efforts: Provide subsidies for the rehabilitation of national manpower and training and employment in the private sector. Participation in the rehabilitation of national manpower and training costs on private sector jobs and the Board of Directors determines the proportion of this review and the remainder paid by the employer beneficiary of the rehabilitation of the trainee. Bearing portion of salary from being employed in the private sector facilities after rehabilitation and training, as well as from being employed in these facilities in coordination with the Fund pays the employer the remainder of the salary, and the carrying Fund for this ratio for a period not exceeding two years and the Board of Directors sets required for disbursement conditions. Support the financing of field programs and projects, plans and studies aimed to employ Saudis and expats Ahlalhm shop. Provide loans for the rehabilitation and training facilities for the national workforce, which establishes the UK and existing facilities in order to expand their activities or to the introduction of modern methods. Research and studies related to its activities in the field of rehabilitation, training and employment of the national workforce, as well as providing technical and administrative advice to rehabilitation facilities national manpower and training. more...
Ministry Of Interior
Ministry Of Interior Ministry Of Interior : The founder of the Kingdom, late King Abdulaziz has established peace, stability and security nationwide in accordance with Islamic Sharia laws. He has put an end to political unrest, tribal conflicts and statelessness caused by absence of a powerful central government. His sons followed suit have developed the country further, adding to its stability and security. They paved the way for tremendous cultural and technological achievements in all fields all over the Kingdom. The Ministry of Interior (MOI) bears the responsibility to serve citizens and residents, achieving security, stability, and tranquility. The history and formation of the MOI and its various sections passed through phases of administrative development and organization. Following is a historical development of the MOI. more...
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Commerce and Industry In Dhu al-Hijjah, 1344h (1926), King Abdulaziz, May Allah bless his soul and forgive him, issued what is known as the Sunni Will, wherein the ottoman law provisions, consistent with Allah's jurisprudence, are still in effect so far. After issuing this Will, a number of rules have gradually appeared, as there was not any governmental body interested in regulating commerce in the country. The mentioned instructions have provided that commerce comes under the internal issues in the Kingdom. And after three months of the issuance of the Will, his Highness King Abdulaziz issued an order to set up a commercial body to settle disputes among traders; it came out under the name" Council of the Traders". In 1347h, company registration system appeared, by its virtue a position was initiated associated with the prosecutor-general; its title is Company Registrar. Thus, the system has obliged registering all the commercial companies and associations at the company registrar. As such, the company registration system was first stepping stone in terms of regulating the commercial issues in the country. In 1349h, the customs system was issued, then in 1350h the Royal Decree No. 32; on 2/6.1931, was issued approving of the commercial system in the Kingdom, called the Commercial Court System. In 1358h, the Royal Order No. 8762, on 18/4/1939, was issued approving of Benchmark Registration system, and then the Royal Order No. 8117, on 27/6/1941, was issued approving of Goldsmith's system. Foundation of Ministry of Commerce and Industry::: As a result of the expansion of the commercial works and activities and their growth, the Royal Order No. 5703/5//22/10, on 17/3/ 1954, was issued establishing the Ministry of Commerce. It was tasked with regulating the internal and external commerce and developing it. Also, having been established, a number of bodies interested in commercial issues joined it. And the Benchmark Registration section was moved to it from the Ministry of Finance; in addition to supervising the commercial, industrial chambers in the Kingdom. more...
Real Estate Development Fund
Real Estate Development Fund Established Real Estate Development Fund under the Royal Decree No. ((M / 23)) and the date 06/11/1394 H corresponding to 01/07/1974 AD and began its operations in 1395 after a year of its establishment and the aim of its creation to contribute to the establishment of modern housing and residential complexes in different throughout the UK 0 UNFPA headquarters in the city of Riyadh and was associated with 29 branches and offices in various parts of the Kingdom and services include more than (4279) and City district and the city center 0 Fund with a capital of started (250) million, and then several times doubled to become the capital of the Fund until the end of the fiscal year 1432/1433 AH to about 183 billion riyals Fund and become one of the largest real estate finance institutions in the world, and the desire of our government in the Fund to achieve the bulk of the aspirations of the citizens in the provision of appropriate and comfortable accommodation. Fund tasks: The Fund performs the following tasks: 1 / offer loans for the construction of private housing: Fund gives private loans and long-term interest-free for Saudi nationals, in order to help them to build housing units that will be paid over 25 years. 2 / loans for investment: UNFPA has provided in the past periods of loans for investment and without benefits for Saudis investors in order to encourage them to set up investment complexes contain multiple housing units: offices, exhibitions, covering these loans (50%) of the construction costs to a maximum of ten million riyals. Housing projects: The Council of Ministers Resolution No. (130) dated 07/28/1409 H (06/03/1989), who was entrusted to fund the distribution of units of housing projects carried out by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (previously) so distributed to wanting to get citizens instead of cash loans. These projects are hosted by Riyadh - Dammam - Al Khobar - Al-Ahsa - Qatif - Jeddah - Makkah - Madinah - Buraidah, the Fund may distribute housing units Muslim him after receipt of all the necessary services and is being supervised. The scope of services of the Fund: What Fund distinguishes it from other similar institutions inclusive activity and coverage to all regions of the Kingdom, no loans are limited to the area without the other, but that all cities and provinces and the centers had the greater share of the Fund's loans, Watching typical neighborhoods became a familiar visitor to any area of our regions boys have, this totalitarian fruit directives precious Judge observe the needs of citizens, wherever they are until the number of towns, villages and hamlets arrived recipient of Fund Services (4279) and the city of villages and hamlets, and this figure is enough to indicate the significant role played by the Fund in the field of real estate development in the Kingdom. more...
Agricultural Development Fund
Agricultural Development Fund Saudi Arabian Agricultural Bank was established by Royal Decree No. (58) and the date of 12/03/1382 AH to be a credit institution governmental organizations specializing in various areas of agricultural activity financing in all regions of the Kingdom, to assist in developing the agricultural sector and increase production efficiency using the best of modern scientific and technical methods, and so by providing interest-free soft loans to farmers to secure the necessary activity such as machinery, pumps, agricultural machinery and equipment cattle, poultry, sheep and equipment bees, fish breeding and other breeding. On 29 Muharram 1430 and approved by the Council of Ministers, after consideration of the Shura Council resolution No. (106/71) dated 02/04/1429 H on agricultural development fund system attached to the resolution. Among the most prominent features of the system: replace this system replaces (the Saudi Arabian Agricultural Bank system), and the fund's capital of 20 billion riyals, and be eligible for a capital increase by a decision of the Council of Ministers, taking into account water conservation and rationalization of agricultural uses and preservation of the environment, the Fund aims to support agricultural development and sustainability through the provision of soft loans and credit facilities necessary. Fund Message: The contribution of the Agricultural Development Fund through the provision of credit facilities soft to the forces of agricultural work in order to strengthen and increase the welfare of the community and the urgent need for the development of rural areas for social and economic reasons to find a high-performance sustainable agricultural environment, supporting the march of national economic development, Humor into account the work on the development of cadres and optimum utilization of resources water, climate and biodiversity, and feature combination crop areas, and promote the use and resettlement of the best possible technologies, with a high attention to the safety of the environment and human health. Vision Fund :: "Contribute to the construction of an integrated agricultural sector from production to marketing, works through a high-performance supply chain, with the provision of modern information and techniques for all actors or the relevant sector in order to provide safe food products at remunerative prices for the product and is suitable for the consumer." more...
The Public Investment Fund (PIF)
The Public Investment Fund (PIF) The Public Investment Fund (PIF) was established by Royal Decree No. M/24, dated 25-06-1391H corresponding to 17-08-1971. The purpose of establishing PIF was to provide financing support to productive projects which are of a commercial nature and are strategically significant for the development of the national economy and cannot be implemented by the private sector alone either because of insufficient experience or inadequate capital resources or both. PIF's Functions PIF’s primary function is to finance investments in productive projects having a commercial character whether belonging to the government in total or in partial and its industrial lending institutions, or to public enterprises, and whether these projects are undertaken independently or in partnership between the said administrative authorities and private sector entities. PIF’s funding is handled through loans or guarantees, and in special cases, through allocations of public funds to specific projects; all in accordance with the terms and modalities determined by its Board of Directors. A number of important economic sectors in the KSA have availed the PIF funding such as petroleum refineries, basic petrochemical industries, pipelines and storages, transportation including maritime, airline, strategic projects owned by the private sectors, the energy sector and water desalination, mineral sectors and its infrastructural facilities such as rail road connection, etc. Pursuant to a Council of Ministers’ subsequent resolution No. 508 dated 02-04-1394H corresponding to 02-05-1974, PIF was assigned an explicit role in investing and holding equity participations on behalf of the government in certain joint stock companies and in administering such participations on its behalf and representing it in respect thereof. The General Secretariat The general secretariat assumes the responsibility of receiving and verifying applications and of reviewing and appraising studies conducted by concerned parties of the proposed projects in order to ensure the feasibility and profitability of the projects with respect to the national economy. It also proposes allocations to be earmarked in the budget for the replenishment of PIF resources and approval of its financial position. The general secretariat prepares the agenda for the board of directors, arranges the studies needed for investment projects, verifies loan applications and guarantees, initiates necessary reports, prepares the financial statement, and the final accounts and activities reports. more...
The Saudi Fund for Development
The Saudi Fund for Development The Saudi Fund for Development was established by Royal Decree No. M/48 dated 14/8/1394 AH corresponding to 1/9/1974 It commenced operations on 18/2/1395 AH corresponding to 1/3/1975. As defined in its charter, the basic objectives of the fund are to participate in financing of development projects in developing countries through granting of loans to said countries and to encourage national non-crude-oil exports by providing finance and insurance in support of such exports. The Saudi Fund is a legal entity, which maintains an independent financial status. It is managed by a six - member Board of Directors chaired by HE Mr. Ahmed Alkhateeb. The Vice Chairman/Managing Director of the Fund has executive authority and is responsible for implementing decisions of the Board of Directors. The Saudi Fund commenced its activities with a capital of SR. 10 billion provided by the Saudi government. The capital has been increased in three phases to its current level of SR. 31 billion. more...
Saudi Industrial Development Fund
Saudi Industrial Development Fund The Saudi Industrial Development Fund plays a pivotal role in the fulfillment of the objectives and policies of programs devised for the industrialization of Saudi Arabia. It implements these programs through the provision of financial assistance in the form of medium and long term loans to investors in industry besides offering technical, administrative, financial and marketing advice at the highest professional levels to borrowers. These activities combine to ensure the success of potential industrial projects while simultaneously enabling borrowers to negotiate obstacles they are likely to encounter. GENERAL OBJECTIVES SIDF has assumed, since its inception, a leading role in the achievement of goals as well as the formulation of policies and programs geared to assisting the private sector in the process of industrial conversion. Financial support in the form of soft loans provided by SIDF represents one of its major supportive functions in encouraging industrial development in the Kingdom. The favourable response of the private sector has had a significant influence on the establishment and expansion of the industrial base. Besides the provision of loans, SIDF provides borrowers with a variety of technical, administrative, financial and marketing consultation services, which, in turn, help to raise the level of their performance and overcome obstacles. The role of SIDF in industrial development requires verification and confirmation of the feasibility of the macro and micro economic implications of borrowers' projects. It also calls for the increase of projects potential of success through optimum allocation of invested capital. Among SIDF's prime objectives in the context of industrial development in the Kingdom are; Achievement of a good return on investment. A suitable added value. Replacement of imports by local products. Promotion of non oil industry related exports. Realization of industrial integration. Creation of employment opportunities for Saudi nationals. Exploitation of the Kingdom's natural resources and raw materials. Attraction of foreign capital as well as the transfer of technology. Protection of the natural environment. more...
Riyadh Municiplaity
Riyadh Municiplaity The secretariat of the city of Riyadh municipality of small means and functions and personnel was established in 1356 e was Responsible for in that time, "director of the municipality", and the first appointed to the this site is Mr. Hassan Bukhari, even in 1360 AH (1941 AD), and then appointed Mr. Zinni Barre Year 1362 (1943 m) "mayor", and was formed some sections of the municipality such as the Department of Administration, the Department of Hygiene, and in that time, the municipality began the task of expanding a bit and associated security services and police. He was appointed Professor Abdullah Ali's, and Mr. Mahmoud Jameel Patani, and later appointed Sheikh Omar Thurs, and Sheikh Ahmed Khalifa Nabhani, and Mr. Abdul Mohsen Saleh Rashid, came after Mr. Mohammed Hassan Al Green, has worked all these people in the era of the late King Abdulaziz, The duration of the term of each of them between the municipality and two years ago. In the year 1373 AH (1953 AD) issued a King Saud Allah's mercy ordered the appointment of His Royal Highness Prince Fahad Al-Faisal as mayor of Riyadh, and in 1375 AH (1955 AD) was of the order of the High Holy changing the name of the Riyadh Municipality to the "will of the city of Riyadh" was the first Secretary is her Prince Fahad Al-Faisal. As the city expanded after the transfer of ministries to it in 1375 e was reflected on the activity of the municipality where he became a Riyadh area to attract a population of internal migration in search of employment, study or move from the desert, and expanded the functions and the burdens of the Secretariat has increased its budget substantially increased, as well as the number of staff and workers. Has continued to Prince Faisal Fahd secretary of the city 13 years ago, he was appointed after Prince Abdul Aziz in the 1/6/1386 e-Thunayan, who worked 11 years ago, in his appointed 2/11/1396 Mr. Abdullah Ali Naeem and continued as Secretary of the city to 6 / 1 / 1411 and was succeeded by his assistant engineer Angari bin Abdul Rahman, who was employed by an agent of the Secretary of the reconstruction projects. In the history of 2/3/1418 AH ordered the appointment of a Royal Prince Dr. Abdul Aziz Bin Mohammed Bin Al Ayyaf Horny secretary of the city of Riyadh. more...
Madinah Municipality
Madinah Municipality Secretariat of the Medina area: after the end of the Hashemite rule directly and swear allegiance to Alhijazian of King Abdulaziz, and developed a set of regulations called the (basic instructions of the Kingdom of Hijaz) and published in the newspaper or villages in 21 Safar 1345 AH Under these regulations become Hijaz kingdom of Mecca as its capital, and bound to the authority, we find provisions derived from Islamic law, and has a Shura Council in consists of representatives from the cities of Hejaz and villages and tribes Badia, and the form of the Municipal Council to study local issues related to the planning and construction Affairs General municipal: consisted of Mohammed Hassan quail mayor's chairman of the board, and Mohammed judge, and Solomon valiant and Abdullah Barzanji and Joseph, money order, permanent members, appointed Honorary members also were: Taha Mohammed Hussein, Turkish and Nasser, Ahmad Atallah, full Khoja, and proceeded to board his study of urban city conditions and the organization of the streets, and the development of systems for the building, and decided not to allow building before obtaining prior authorization, and monitoring markets. The basic instructions laid down by the constituent body has provided for the municipal system, which was entrusted with the (clean environment, care, and safety of food, and control of epidemics, and draining swamps, and purification of sewage and Aldbol, and take the night guard, and control butchers, homes and warehouses kerosene, paving, repair and lighting streets and alleys, service and senior state guests. In the twenty-sixth of the month of Rajab 1398 AH issued ministerial decision that the municipality of Medina become one of the municipalities of the excellent category, and in 1401 issued a royal decree to transfer the municipal name to the name of "Secretariat." Where the term given to the task Kalawasam towns and major cities, and given the priorities of the secretariats of development projects, and grants management wider powers are associated with the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs directly. And allocated large budgets usually. This shift has been in the term of former Mayor charity Hassan Khashoggi, became the first secretary of the city of Medina, and then followed by the Engineer Omar Abdullah judge as of 27/10/1403 AH, then Engineer Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman hippocampus of 14/05/1409 AH - and then was ordered a royal number / 135 and the date 06/27/1434 e appoint Dr Khalid bin Abdul Qadir Tahir Secretary of the Medina. more...
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