Saudisation gains momentum in the Kingdom

Telecom establishments in Najran have shown compliance to the Saudisation directive

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Saudisation gains momentum in the Kingdom Inspectors have reported that the percentage of such law-abiding establishments has reached 93 and 67 in the Northern Borders and in Asir respectively.
By  Staff Writer Published  August 4, 2016

About 95% of the inspected telecom establishments in Najran have been found to be showing compliance to the Saudisation directive, according to reports by the Saudi Gazette.

Inspectors have reported that the percentage of such law-abiding establishments has reached 93 and 67 in the Northern Borders and in Asir respectively.

The inspections have discovered 2,925 violations in all regions of the Kingdom, 2,131 of them forwarded to the penalties committee while 794 have been warned of closure if they continue to ignore ministry's regulation.

Dr. Fahad Al-Owaidi, deputy minister for inspection and development of work environment at the ministry, said 20,569 visits to as many as shops selling mobile phones and accessories across the Kingdom were conducted. He stressed that the crackdown would not lose momentum until the whole telecom sector is nationalised before 2 September.

Al-Owaidi also said that the ministry is striving hard to urge establishments to comply with the Saudisation directive and conduct nationwide inspections.

The ministries of labour and social development, commerce and investment, municipal and rural affairs and communication and IT as well as security personnel have been working hand in hand to carry out the decision as directive adhering shops have increased to 17,525 on July 27 from 669 on 6 June.

Meanwhile, the ministry said it was keen to nationalise this vital and lucrative sector given its capability of generating stable job opportunities for Saudi nationals, calling upon labor parties to report Saudisation violations via the website.

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