National Plans and Initiatives

Pursuant to the powers granted to the Communications and Information Technology Commission under the Telecom Act and its Bylaws, the Commission prepared the National Numbering Plan to meet the needs of future growth, provide the flexibility required to accommodate the capabilities and usage of different new telecom technologies and services, ensure the availability of numbers, and maintain consistency with ITU-T Recommendations.
The National Numbering Plan sets out the principles, rules and guidelines for the management of numbering resources for all types of telecom services in the Kingdom. The most important of these principles are to meet the requirements of telecom services provision by the licensed service providers and the application of the transparency and equity principles adopted by the Commission in all its work.
The Plan also describes the regulatory and technical principles related to number structure, allocation rules, and other relevant numbering matters related to communication services, such as Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and Public Mobile Networks. As numbers are a limited national resource, they must be used efficiently and managed in such a way as to ensure their availability to meet current and future demand. More

The royal decree no. (8 / m) of 19/04/1406 directed King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology in its first tasks of its basic system to do “proposing national policy for the development of science and technology, and to develop the strategy and plan for their implementation." This also creates a national trend in the fifth development plans of the (1410-1415 AH), and sixth (1415-1420 AH), which called for the acceleration of the preparation of a comprehensive national plan, and far-reaching for Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. The following figure shows the targets set for the National Policy for Science and Technology. 

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This national project is led by the most experienced agencies skilled in discovering and nurturing talent and uses a sophisticated scientific approach based on the best educational practices in ensuring the selection of the most deserving candidates.

A massive database of all talented individuals, male and female, of all ages and in all parts of the kingdom, will be established.

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It is the general framework and comprehensive perception of quality and institutional excellence in KSA and its various sectors, with a future, applied view in accordance with Kingdom's 2030 vision.

SASO has worked to develop the National Quality Strategy to represent a national framework for quality and a plan for the implementation of quality and institutional excellence in the Kingdom. Many interconnected features characterize this strategy and aspects that help improve performance, increase productivity and efficiency, and it is an added value that is compatible and integrated with Kingdom's vision 2030, and supports the requirements of the national economy, leading to the well-being, happiness, and prosperity of the entire Saudi society. More

It is a strategic initiative under Vision 2030 and the King Salman Renewable Energy Initiative. The program aims to maximize the potential of renewable energy in Saudi Arabia.
The program sets out an organized and specific road map to diversify local energy sources, stimulate economic development and provide sustainable economic stability to the Kingdom in light of the goals set for Vision 2030, which include establishing the renewable energy industry and supporting the advancement of this promising sector while working to fulfill the Kingdom's commitments to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. More

Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) was established to drive the national agenda for Data & AI to elevate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a global leader in the elite league of data driven economies.

To capitalize on Data & AI for the Kingdom economically and socially through national combined efforts by all stakeholders, SDAIA has developed the National Strategy for Data & AI.

The strategy approval by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King “Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud” was issued on July 17, 2020. SDAIA is currently working with different entities on launching the strategy and activating its initiatives. More

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has prepared (the employment strategy) in order to be as a referential domain to tackle the workforce issues and employment in K.S.A. based on integrated methodological scientific principles, a clear vision to achieve the desired objectives during a time range covering 25 years distributed on three phases: Short range, medium range and the long range.

The strategy relies on a vision represented in (providing enough job opportunities number wise , wage relevance which lead to the employment of the whole Saudi human resources and realization of competitive advantage for the national economy.

Cabinet decision for Employment Strategy.
Employment strategy summary.
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The national strategy for industry aims to raise the industrial sector’s contribution to the GDP to a minimum of 20% by the end of 1441 AH, which will represent a threefold doubling of the industrial base in the Kingdom, as well as activating the role of the industrial sector in order to achieve the distinguished future position of the industry in the Kingdom, and place it on the global industrial map So that Saudi industries are globally competitive, based on creativity and innovation, transforming national resources into sustainable wealth, and creating promising job opportunities.

This is achieved by investing all available national resources and opportunities to stimulate industrial growth that transforms the structure of the national industry into a global technical infrastructure by establishing distinct industrial complexes throughout the Kingdom that provide job opportunities in line with the national framework, and establishing strong and effective national and global partnerships.

It was launched on Dhu al-Qi’dah 19 1442 AH corresponding to June 29, 2021 AD, and aims to consolidate the position of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a global logistics center linking the three continents, improve services and all means of transportation, and enhance integration in the logistics system and modern modes of transport. To support the comprehensive development process in the Kingdom.

The strategy includes a package of major projects that enable the achievement of economic and social goals, and the adoption of effective governance models to enhance institutional work in the transport system, in line with the change of the Ministry’s name from “Ministry of Transport” to “Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services.”

The strategy focuses on developing infrastructure, launching several platforms and logistic areas in the Kingdom, implementing advanced operating systems, and strengthening effective partnerships between the government system and the private sector.

The strategy aims to advance the Kingdom to become the fifth globally in air transit traffic, increase destinations for more than 250 international destinations, in addition to launching a new national carrier, enabling other sectors such as Hajj, Umrah and tourism to achieve their national goals. It will also seek to raise the capabilities of the air cargo sector by doubling its capacity to reach more than 4.5 million tons. More

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.

It was approved by the Council of Ministers in Muharram 1441 AH and it seeks to achieve the goals and ambitions related to sustainable tourism development, within the framework stipulated by "Vision 2030".

The roles of the Ministry of Tourism, the Tourism Development Fund, and the Saudi Tourism Authority are integrated to implement the national tourism strategy and achieve the sector's ambitions and goals.

The National Tourism Strategy aims to provide an integrated system of services and offers for tourists, in addition to providing an attractive investment environment for existing and new investors, which would raise the number of jobs in the tourism sector to 1.6 million jobs, and increase the GDP to 10% by 2030. 

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.

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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.

As part of Vision 2030, His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and of the Qiddiya Board of Directors, announced the Qiddiya project on April 7, 2017.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, led the Qiddiya Ground-breaking Ceremony in front of a global audience on April 28, 2018.

Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC), a closed, joint-stock company was incorporated on May 10, 2018. Presently, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia is the 100% shareholder of the company.

Qiddiya will be a disruptive destination recognized on the world stage as the home of the most innovative and immersive experiences. Our wide range of offerings will be based on five cornerstones: Sports & Wellness; Nature & Environment; Parks & Attractions; Motion & Mobility; and Arts & Culture, making Qiddiya the capital of Entertainment, Sports and the Arts, not just in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but of the world.

Family-friendly theme parks, sports arenas suitable for international competitions, academies for sports and the arts, concert and entertainment venues, racetracks for motorsport enthusiasts as well as outdoor and adventure activities alongside nature and environment experiences are just some of the fun attractions being developed. Qiddiya will also include a variety of real estate options and community services.

In short, Qiddiya will be a place that enables the youth of Saudi Arabia to fulfill their ambitions. It will be a place where they enjoy, appreciate, aspire, advance and nurture their potential; a place that unlocks opportunities and new professional pathways to help build a more prosperous and progressive society.

Qiddiya’s 367km2 site sits on the doorstep of Riyadh. More

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:

  1. Offer access to some of Saudi Arabia’s most important cultural treasures.
  2. Protect, preserve and enhance the local environment; and
  3. 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.

Ryadee (Pioneer) Initiative

Ryadee (Pioneer) Initiative on education about entrepreneurship and investment in public and undergraduate education comes within the context of the ministry's endeavor to perfect the educational outputs in conformity with Saudi 2030.

Ryadee (Pioneer) Initiative links in with the sustainable development goals by its potential to achieve inclusive, equitable and high quality education for all to allow for building human resources able to achieve sustainable development.

Other objectives the initiative stands to achieve include establishment of a firm educational infrastructure that supports the achievement of the sustainable development goals, sustained gender equality in learning opportunities and contribution to raising the standard of intellectual production in order to offset loss of natural resources. More

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