Saudi investors to establish first women’s telecom complex

The Ministry of Labour and Social Development reveals plans to create local telecom job opportunities

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Saudi investors to establish first women’s telecom complex First women's telecom complex to open in the capital city of Riyadh (ITP Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 5, 2016

The Ministry of Labour and Social Development revealed that a group of Saudi investors are aiming to develop the first women's telecom complex in the capital city of Riyadh.

The ministry's assistant undersecretary for special programs, Abdulmunim Al-Shihri, explained that the decision to limit work on mobile sales and maintenance to male and female Saudi workers will create new opportunities to hire Saudi women, which in line with the ministerial decision to localise telecom jobs.

The planned telecom complex will contain 40 shops and will receive financial support from the Human Resources Development Fund, and the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation will support training programs.

Furthermore, Abdulmunim Al-Shihri revealed that the Saudi Credit and Savings bank will offer interest-free loans up to SR200,000 to those interested investing in the telecom sector.  

To add, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development is reaching out to businessmen and women to benefit from such programs, as-well-as urge customers to report any problems linked to the telecom localisation decision.

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