Saudi industrial sector undergoing ‘fundamental’ changes: Alkhorayef

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Time: 23 December 2020

Saudi Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Alkhorayef. (SPA)
  • Work is underway to improve the industrial sector’s environment

Saudi Arabia’s industrial sector is remarkably undergoing ‘fundamental’ changes and currently seeing its historic ‘golden age’, Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Bandar Alkhorayef, Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources.

Work is underway to improve the industrial sector’s environment, with the aim of achieving the aspirations and objectives of Vision 2030, which include more participation by women in the development process, as well as creating more opportunities in such a vital sector, said Alkhorayef, who also chairs the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON).

The minister also indicated that the factories of the present and the future are different from those of the past, as they are now more open for creative work rather than routine, especially amid the expanding role of technology that continues to take over more businesses.

The statements came during the two-day virtual conference organized by MODON, under the title “Women in Industry 2020,” on Dec. 21-22.

The conference is part of the Kingdom’s drive towards supporting and enabling Saudi women in the industrial sector, in line with the objectives of Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020.

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