National Plans and Initiatives
Transportation and communication are of vital importance to the national economy, aiding in the facilitation of the movement of passengers and goods, both locally and internationally. The sector also plays a pioneering role in pushing the economy forward by providing a set of services for all product and service sectors, in addition to offering plenty of opportunity for investment.
The Royal decree no. 7/B/14560, dating back to 7/8/1422H, was issued to impose the formulation of a committee at the Ministry of Transport that is formed of representatives from the Ministry of Defense and Aviation, Ministry the Interior, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Water, Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing, Ministry of Economy and Planning Planning, in addition to the Saudi Ports Authority.
The Committee has completed preparing a National Strategy for Transport that integrates all the different forms of transportation in a manner that connects all residential, agricultural and industrial areas with one another.
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The National Strategy for Youth represents a common vision approved by all partners concerned with developing youth in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It provides a context for supporting youth priorities during a specified period. Additionally, it represents a general framework for the development of youth that specifies the national objectives, priorities and policies to help the young play a primary role in shaping their own present and future.
In order to build necessary capacities and resources to meet the ambitious objectives of (Saudi Arabia 2030 Vision), the National Transition Program has been launched in 24 government agencies of the economic and development sectors during the first year of the program.
The program is designed to develop the government work and establish necessary infrastructure to implement the (2030 Vision) and accommodate all its aspirations and requirements.
The program contains strategic goals associated with periodical objectives up to 2020. An initial stage of initiatives will be launched starting from 2016 in order to achieve those goals and objectives. Subsequent phases will follow that involve other agencies on an annual basis.
The program used innovative methods to identify challenges, avail opportunities, adopt effective planning tools, activate participation of the private sector, implementation, performance evaluation and establishing of periodical objectives for some of the Strategic Objectives of the Vision to ensure a robust base for sustainable government work based on innovative planning, implementation and tracking at the national level. More
This is a general framework for directing spatial development across the Kingdom. Prepared by Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs in partnership with the UN Development Program, it represents the highest national level of urban planning practices, at the level of national and regional integration. The strategy is intended to specify the theoretical and practical framework for keeping up with the expected increase of population in the country. The strategy focuses on achieving a balanced distribution of the population by attempting to avoid the undesired effect that result from overly-large cities, by utilizing public utilities to address the varying economic basics of the country’s regions.
In 1428H, he cabinet approved the grounds and terms of the National Strategy to Protect Integrity and Combat Corruption. The strategy has come to reflect the Kingdom's objectives in dealing comprehensively with such issues. It highlights the importance of protecting integrity and combating corruption in all aspects as a means of protecting Saudi society through emphasis of religious, ethical and educational values. This requires directing both citizens and residents to observe proper conduct and respect laws and rules to create the appropriate climate for the success of the strategy. Doing so will help support, develop and reinforce regional and international cooperation. The significant mechanisms underpinning this strategy are manifest in the establishment of the National Committee for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption
Collaborative government framework, and an innovative participatory program, that comes within the tireless and continuous work to achieve the economic goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030, and support the creation of hundreds of thousands of new jobs. The program is also a long-term investment in the future and prosperity of the Kingdom, based on the partnership relationship between the public and private sectors.
Headquartered in Riyadh and launched in March 2021, the program aims to achieve the following objectives:
1- Enhancing the role of the private sector in the sustainable growth of the national economy.
2- Assisting private sector companies to achieve their investment objectives, and accelerating the injection of investments estimated at five trillion riyals into the local economy until 2030.
3- Increasing the growth rate of the Kingdom's GDP, which contributes to the continued progress of the Saudi economy among the largest global economies, from the current eighteenth to fifteenth place.
4- Enhancing confidence in the investment system in the Kingdom.
The program is designed to be an essential part of the Kingdom's economic growth plan and national investment strategy.
A set of enabling tools have been identified across multiple areas to support corporate businesses, so that large companies can benefit from them to raise the volume of their local investments.
Benefiting from the program is optional, with evaluation criteria that clearly define eligible projects, as the program has a clear framework and directives for major companies in terms of eligibility to receive support, and major companies are working on developing specialized investment plans with the concerned ministry, which will provide the required support in order to speed up the implementation of the program. Transforming these plans into reality, and the program will be managed in accordance with the relevant directives approved by the World Trade Organization and other relevant local and international regulations and policies.
The program increases the flexibility and competitiveness of major Saudi companies at the regional and global levels, motivating them and helping them recover from the effects of the (Covid 19) pandemic. The start of the program also enhances the Kingdom's position as an enabling country for business and its supportive environment, through proactive, innovative, smart and unique steps in the region.
Cabinet resolution #9, dated 12/1/1421 provided for establishing a Higher Commission for Tourism. The new entity was envisaged as taking charge of national tourism development, boost the role of the sector and mitigate obstacles, so that tourism becomes a primary productive sector that supports the country's economy. Pursuant to the resolution, the Higher Commission for Tourism was established on Safar 1421 - Shaban 1423, in order to develop a national tourism plan comprised of a 20-year development plan and a 5-year action plan as the First Phase of the Master Plan. The comprehensive policy and strategy plan includes a package of new programs and initiatives to promote the integrated and sustainable growth of the industry in Saudi Arabia.
The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) was established in 2018 as a closed joint stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia to drive the development of The Red Sea Project, a regenerative tourism destination along Saudi Arabia’s west coast, and one of three giga-projects announced in 2017.
The Red Sea Project is the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, offering an exclusive experience of unparalleled diversity for discerning global travellers. The site encompasses an archipelago of more than 90 pristine islands, miles of sweeping desert and dramatic mountain landscapes.
Our ambitious vision to deliver unforgettable, personalized experiences in a stunning environment is also matched by our commitment to:
- Offer access to some of Saudi Arabia’s most important cultural treasures.
- Protect, preserve and enhance the local environment; and
- Set a new standard in sustainable development.
In particular, the Red Sea Project will mitigate carbon dioxide emissions, waste production, and light and noise pollution, maintaining the destination at a level equivalent to a Marine Protected Area.
The destination’s variety of islands and coastline, rare opportunities to enjoy culture and the natural world, together with the highest-quality personalized accommodation and service, will set new standards in luxury travel and position Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map. For more click here.
This is a project to integrate customer services and billing country-wide. Safa integrates the quantity of each customer’s consumption with the customer database. An Oracle product (CC&B Customer Care & Billing) has been selected for use, as it is designed to enhance all customer-related business processes. The project will be unrolled in stages starting with Medina, then spreading to other regions of the Kingdom.
The Saudi Green Initiative aims to improve the quality of life and protect future generations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Since the launch of Vision 2030 in 2016, the Kingdom has taken significant steps to scale up its climate action and environmental protection.
The Saudi Green Initiative now takes efforts to the next level by unifying all sustainability efforts in the Kingdom to increase reliance on clean energy, offset the impact of fossil fuels and combat climate change.
SGI brings together environmental protection, energy transformation and sustainability programs to work towards four overarching targets to achieve a common goal of a green future. These goals contain:
1- Transforming the energy mix; 50% renewables in the Kingdom’s energy mix by 2030.
2- Reduce carbon emissions by more than 4% of global contributions.
3- Greening Saudi; Plant 10 billion trees across Saudi Arabia.
4- Protecting land and sea; Raise protected areas to more than 30% of total land area
In a whole-of-government approach, SGI works with entities and organizations across the Kingdom to amplify their existing climate actions and create opportunities for new initiatives. SGI also bridges the gap between public and private sustainability efforts, identifying opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
As a global oil producer, Saudi Arabia recognizes our share of responsibility in advancing the fight against climate change. Saudi is already engineering innovative solutions to help combat the climate crisis, and in the dawning era of renewables SGI will support the Kingdom to become an international leader in sustainability.
Believing in the necessity of making Saudi law available to researchers and other individuals interested in legal studies, both within the Kingdom and abroad, the Bureau of Experts issued the Saudi Law Compendium, to meet the urgent need for such a resource in the field of Law in general and in legal departments at governmental institutions, in particular.
In 1422H, the Bureau of Experts formed an organizational committee and a technical team and provided the facilities required for the realization of the idea and the first version of the Saudi Law Compendium was published. When, several years later, some laws were subject to amendments and new laws were enacted, a new version was issued. We hope that the second version (1430 H), will be as well-received as the first.
The Compendium contains 19 Chapters, each dealing with a specific field and includes a part of the relevant legislation, including laws issued by royal decrees and orders, regulations, legislation and important general rules issued under Council of Ministers resolutions, as well as some regulations that are currently enforced or implemented, although their have not yet been fully approved.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has initiated the introduction of the Saudi Initiative to Combat AIDS in GCC Countries, with the aim of enhancing opportunities for health support dedicated to combating HIV in the Gulf, being that the Gulf is an appealing region for numerous expatriates from various nationalities for multiple reasons such as work and tourism and religious rituals. These factors highlight the nations importance worldwide in relation to economic and financial impact.
The initiative was launched by the Ministry of Health, in coordination with the Executive Office of the GCC Council of Health Ministries in the wake of numerous international conferences being held over the years, which observed aspects and experiences of countries combating AIDS. The global strategies of all health division’s aim to address the different situations, discuss the causes of regional spread of infection, and work to motivate countries to develop appropriate plans to tackle the spread of AIDS according to the nature and course of the infection.