National Plans and Initiatives

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

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.

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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. 

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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.

SaudiEDI system is a nationwide project founded by the Public investment fund after the royal decree approval. It aims to build a comprehensive and integrated system to exchange data electronically. A royal decree has been issued in 2009 to establish Saudi Company for Exchanging Digital Information (SaudiEDI/Tabadul) and to transfer SANAM project to the new company.

The project focuses on the international trade sector (e-trade import and export services), and it works on transferring manifest information, delivery permissions, import and export data, by safe electronic means, between the relevant government agencies such as (the General Ports Authority, the Customs Authority, laboratories, and civil defense). , Health, banks, general statistics, zakat and income, and other departments) and between private entities such as freight forwarders, customs brokers, importers and exporters.

The project provides Sanam import and export services, which consist of six services as follows: submitting the import manifest, managing the delivery order, submitting the import data, submitting the export manifest, submitting the export data, and submitting the loading permit. Consequently, these services will, God willing, be generalized to all the Kingdom's sea, air and land ports, ports and airports, as well as the dry port in the city of Riyadh.

The School Upgrade Program is a focal point of the Kingdom’s general education development strategy. It is designed to ensure the capacity building capabilities of the School Upgrade Unit at the Ministry of Education, which is responsible for improving performance across the educational community by incorporating the upgrade model at school management departments.

The upgrade program has already been introduced at 210 schools (for boys and girls) in 7 regions including Riyadh, Jeddah, the Eastern Region, Medina, Qassim, Tabuk and Sabia.

The unified electronic access service (SSO) for establishments and individuals is one of the most prominent controls in the application and implementation of e-government transactions issued within the Council of Ministers decision which stipulates that every person with a natural or legal character has a unified identification number that is included in all information systems, so that this number meets all requirements Stakeholders related to electronic transactions and e-government applications.
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The Libraries Commission's strategy defined a vision for the library sector represented in "An information society contributing to building the knowledge economy and to achieving sustainable development objectives".
Its mission is to "enable the library community in KSA to contribute to economic, educational, social and cultural development." The Commission identified five values: interaction, passion, excellence, trust, and creativity.
The strategy was based on three strategic pillars that will contribute to the growth of the library sector in general and to improving performance, including: developed and Empowered Subsector, engaged and Connected Community, and distinguished Institutional Capabilities.

The strategy came out with nine main objectives associated with the three main pillars, including four objectives for the first pillar, which are to support the digital transformation of library services, develop the efficiency of the sector, encourage innovation and investment, and develop the funding source system, and three objectives for the second pillar, which are improving access to library services, and raising the level of information awareness. Enhancing reading habits, revitalizing libraries as centers for education, culture and community development, and two objectives for the third pillar, namely providing an attractive work environment, building advanced internal capacities, and activating local, regional and international partnerships.
The strategy concluded with 35 various initiatives that it will work on according to specific time stages, aiming in total to create a growing movement in the library sector at multiple levels. More

Tadawulaty is a new set of integrated services launched by the Saudi Capital Market (Trading) in collaboration with licensed parties (mediation companies). The service offers a package of new financial services, designed to meet the needs of investors and joint stock companies. The package offers added value to all parties in the investment process and the capital market as a whole by:

  • Making investors aware of their investment rights and by enhancing trust and transparency with respect to assets.
  • Activating the investors’ role by allowing them to vote in assemblies, review profit entitlements and by providing them with reminders and regular updates about important events and other matters.
  • Contributing to bridging the gap between registered companies and their respective stakeholders by developing a mechanism of communication.
  • Providing a wide range of secure and easy reports through the main source of securities information, the Securities Deposit Center.
  • Providing continuous verification and an updated mechanism for saving data at the time of trading.

Combined, these provisions will eventually contribute to the enhancement of Saudi Capital Market efficiency in general, by encouraging and cementing transparency in the market and ensuring greater awareness amongst investors.

This project supports small and medium size projects targeting talented and innovative individuals across the country. It boosts cultural dynamics in the areas of talent and innovation. All regions will receive support that takes into consideration their prevailing circumstances.
Parties targeted include schools and educational institutes, non-profit organizations, committees and centers, gifted individuals, care centers, clubs and scientific centers. Donations will made at the beginning of the school year. Bi-weekly sorting will be conducted by the committee.

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The Eighth Development Plan 1425/26–1429/30AH (2005-2009) signifies a new stage in the development planning process covering over three decades. It is the first link in the system related to a strategic path for the national economy that will extend for twenty years to come and includes four successive five year plans, which constitutes to the development of the methodology of strategic planning in the Kingdom, where the strategic link between previous plans was represented by a set of long-term, general goals that highlighted the direction of the country’s development while also being the starting point for determining the priorities and areas of focus for each plan, based on the data of the development stage of each plan and its distinctive circumstances.

The Eight Development Plan was determined on defining the precise goals and quantifying them (if possible), setting the timeframe for accomplishing them, and the party associated with this, as well as the policies, showcasing the plans vision to tighten the relationship between the policy and the goal it seeks to achieve, and the issue it aims to address.

The Cabinet approved the 9th Development Plan, for the Period 2010-2014, with an overall budget amounting to SR 1.4 Trillion. The plan has been executed at an important juncture in the Kingdom's development, notably after the significant achievements achieved across the board since the start of the 5-year plans just over 4 years ago. The 9th 5-year plan has required accelerating the march of development to keep up with the enormous changes to development and growth all over the world. The 9th Plan will continue the developmental approach followed by the Kingdom, which blends Government activity, direct planning and individual initiatives adopted by the private sector within its tracks and future vision, as specified by the Kingdom’s long-term strategic planning.

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Laying out the Islamic world’s point of view on issues that have come to dominate the agenda of many international fora, the Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue initiative was launched at an especially bleak moment, when the world was in need of international efforts to save itself from threats arising from increasing intolerance, racism and hostility towards its communities, as international relationships were under pressure and tensions rose to new levels.

The initiative grew out of three different conferences. The first was the World Islamic Conference for Interfaith Dialogue, held in Mecca in June 2008. The second was the World Dialogue Conference, held in Madrid in July 2008. The third was the high-level Interfaith, Cultures and Civilizations meeting held at UN HQ, in New York in November 2008. Following this series of meetings, deliberations took place to find a formula for implementing the initiative in practical form.

Established in October 2011, the King Abdul Aziz World Center for Interfaith Dialogue is the incarnation of this formula. An expression of benevolence, the Center seeks to make the most out of the initiative and is a vehicle for sparking genuine dialogue at all levels, amongst the diversity of world cultures and civilizations.

To ensure its ability to effect change at the widest international level and to encourage research on dialogue and outstanding efforts in this area, the Center offers the King Abdullah bin Abul Aziz Award for Inter-civilization Dialogue and helped create a second initiative, the King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz World Program for the Culture of Dialogue and Peace, which has been established under the aegis of UNESCO.  This is simultaneously an expansion of the scope of the pioneering initiative and a boosting of the noble objectives it seeks to encourage, and it signals the Kingdom’s contribution to global harmony and the promotion of the values of tolerance, dialogue and the culture of peace.

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The King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Inter-religious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID)

Saudi Arabia approves Phase II of the Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Program for a Culture of Peace and Dialogue

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