RIYADH: The president of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Center (KAPSARC) has praised Saudi Arabia’s inoculation campaign after he received his vaccine.

American Adam Sieminski, who is in his 70s, received his job at a health ministry vaccination center.

In a video published by Saudi Arabia’s Center for International Communication, the energy specialist said he used the Sehaty app to register for the vaccine on a Sunday and was able to book an appointment on the following Thursday. His wife, Laurie, booked hers for the Tuesday.

It’s a smooth, 5-star experience for @Adam_Sieminski, President of King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center. @KAPSARC #vaccine pic.twitter.com/eQ6aOUIGt2

— CIC Saudi Arabia (@CICSaudi) January 14, 2021

“It was extremely smooth, the application worked perfectly,” Sieminski, who took up his role at  KAPSARC in 2018, said. “The instructions for how to proceed were excellent,” he added.

The video shows Sieminski entering the center and receiving the jab in his left arm. He said the smoothness of the process mirrored the way in which the Kingdom has handled the pandemic, particularly when compared to other countries.

“The way that the Kingdom has handled the coronavirus problems has really been good compared to many other countries,” Sieminski said. “For example in Washington, some people have had to wait for a long time to get an appointment, waiting at the doctor’s office to get a shot.

“All of this has given me a really high level of confidence about how the corona has been handled in Saudi Arabia.”

Sieminski said he would give the process a five star rating and said he was actually looking forward to returning for his second shot in three weeks.

Saudi Arabia started its inoculation campaign on Dec. 17 and was the first Arab country to use the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Some 178,338 people have received the jab as of Monday.

The Kingdom has pledged to provide the vaccine free to both nationals and expats alike.

The number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom has steadily declined since peaking in mid-June.

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia hosted a conference aimed at encouraging the employment of more women in the industrial sector.

As part of its efforts to empower women in industry, the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON) staged the event under the patronage of Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Al-Khorayef.

Titled “Women in Industry 2020,” the Riyadh conference concluded with several recommendations designed to achieve comprehensive and sustainable economic development.

One of the main outcomes agreed on by delegates was the need to urge industrial enterprises to provide appropriate workplace environments for women and to promote the economic contribution of women to the sector, in line with the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 reform plan.

Al-Khorayef praised the Saudi leadership for taking the necessary steps toward ensuring economic diversification away from dependence on oil.

MODON officials called on partners in the public and private sectors to work to empower women in the labor market and thanked the conference’s sponsors including the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) and a number of national companies.

 

KSA hosts women in industry conference

SPA Riyadh

A conference aimed at encouraging the employment of more women in the industrial sector has been hosted in Saudi Arabia.

As part of its efforts to empower women in industry, the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON) staged the virtual event under the patronage of Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Al-Khorayef.

Titled “Women in Industry 2020,” the Riyadh conference concluded with several recommendations designed to achieve comprehensive and sustainable economic development.

One of the main outcomes agreed by delegates was the need to urge industrial enterprises to provide appropriate workplace environments for women and to promote the economic contribution of women to the sector, in line with the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 reform plan.

Al-Khorayef praised the Saudi leadership for taking the necessary steps toward ensuring economic diversification away from dependence on oil.

MODON officials called on partners in the public and private sectors to work to empower women in the labor market and thanked the conference’s sponsors including the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) and a number of national companies.