87,575 business licenses issued for Saudi women

:: The Ministry of Commerce and Investment issued 87,575 commercial registrations for women at the end of the Hijra year 1438.

Licenses were issued throughout the Kingdom, with the highest number in Riyadh with 20,086, followed by Jeddah (13,826), Makkah (5,098), Madinah (4,400) and Taif (3,861), a ministry official said.

They were issued for businesses in various fields, including trade, manufacturing, communications, information technology, real estate, cleaning, tourism, restaurants and exhibitions.

Measures and programs have recently been implemented to give women opportunities to participate in various business activities throughout the Kingdom, the ministry said in a report.

“These programs for women were sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and Investment in line with the goals of Vision 2030, which is geared to develop the Saudi economy with the active participation of local men and women,” the report said.

The ministry has set up centers in regions such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah, Dammam and Madinah to provide business assistance to women.

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