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Category Archives: Jubail

Largest residential project in Jubail set to be launched

Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan Al-Saud, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY), will open on Saturday the housing ownership program 2015 for the staff of Jubail Industrial City. The ceremony, to be

Many firms spending ‘too little’ on social causes

Firms in Saudi Arabia are spending too little on social development in the country, according to a recent study. This comes as the Shoura Council’s Zeinab Abu Talib has proposed a national social responsibility program that can

Govt receives flak over 11% unemployment

Despite strategies adopted by the Ministry of Economy and Planning, unemployment in the Kingdom is between 11 and 11.7 percent, according to an online newspaper. The Shoura Council has given the economy and planning committee additional time

Jubail woman conned out of SR13,500

A Saudi woman in Jubail, Eastern Province, was duped of SR13,500 after receiving a call that she had won a prize of $200,000. The anonymous caller, disguised as an employee of a telecom company, convinced the woman

300 youngsters learn ethics through sports

At least 300 young Saudis have learned personality development values like team work, humility and self-respect at a four-month program, organized recently by the Royal Commission for Jubail. A grand ceremony marked the closing of the program,

Adel Al Jubeir sworn in as new Saudi foreign minister

Former Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel Al Jubeir was sworn in on Monday before King Salman bin Abdulaziz as the kingdom’s new foreign minister, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The top diplomat was appointed

Volunteers hold beach clean-up in Jubail

Employees of Hadeed, owned by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), recently conducted an extensive clean-up campaign on Jinnah Island, north of Jubail, clearing tons of land and marine waste, and construction debris from the island along its

AMU alumni in Jubail demand Bharat Ratna for Sir Syed

Sir Syed Day, the annual get together event organized by the alumni of India’s premier educational institution Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), was held at Jubail’s SABIC beach camp. The event was organized to pay tribute to and

Royal Commission chief signs new Jubail deals

Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY), has signed two contracts worth SR403,500,000 to set up a residential complex for the commission staff in Ras Al-Khair Industrial City

Workers go 5 months without pay

Fifty-four Asian workers — 34 Indians and 20 Nepalese — have lodged a complaint with the Jubail labor office against their sponsor, Khaled Fahad Shaddy Est., an Abqaiq-based manpower company, for not paying them their salaries and

Work on economic cities ‘too slow’

Economists here say that the development of the country’s massive economic cities is behind schedule, a situation costing the nation much needed development and jobs. They say that the cities are meant to ensure the diversification of

Jubail Industrial College obtains international accreditation

Jubail Industrial College (JIC) has been awarded international recognition by the US-based Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for Engineering and Technical majors offered by the college for a duration of six years. This is the

Jubail Industrial City attracts SR900bn investments locally

Since the establishment of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY), it was blessed with the care and support of all kings till this day under the reign of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King

SABIC expands investments in manufacturing technologies

Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan Al-Saud, chairman of SABIC and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, inaugurated the 11th SABIC Technical Meeting (STM-11)at the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Cultural Center in Jubail in the presence

SR210,000: Price of a falcon

A citizen has sold a rare saker falcon, also known as falco cherrug, for a whopping SR210,000 to an enthusiast. Abdullah bin Faraj Al-Qahtani, 40, said he had caught the falcon after spending a night and day

GOSI’s Jubail II housing project nearing completion

The General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) is putting the finishing touches to the second phase of its real estate housing project in Jubail covering an area of 580,000 square meters. The project, an addition to the

Teacher on a mission to spread Saudi culture

A Saudi teacher has crossed regional borders to reach the United States to start her own program of spreading the culture and traditions of Saudi society. Bushar Abu Saleh, a teacher at Al-Jubail Intermediate School, has started

Overcrowded Saudi classrooms ‘hampering learning process’

Overcrowded classrooms are affecting the performance of teachers and students, according to several educationists. Saudi education regulations stipulate that there must be a maximum of 30 students in classes in government school buildings and 20 students in

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