Riyadh Airports Company Secures Best Total Experience Award at CX Live Show Middle East 2024

Riyadh: Riyadh Airports Company has been honoured with the Best Total Experience award at the Customer Experience Live Show Middle East 2024 ceremony, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Best Total Experience award recognizes the comprehensive range of experiences provided at King Khalid International Airport, ensuring an integrated experience for users and a seamless journey for 31 million passengers served in 2023.

The award encompasses the customer experience for travellers and partners, the employee experience for company staff and airport personnel, as well as user and technological experiences encompassing aviation solutions and customer service channels.

CEO of Riyadh Airports Ayman Abdulaziz Aboabah emphasized that this accolade serves as a testament to King Khalid International Airport’s unwavering dedication to upholding the highest global standards in the field. He further highlighted the company’s unwavering determination to enhance services in both the human and technological realms. Thes
e endeavours aim to keep pace with the strategic national objectives of the airport, to realize Saudi Vision 2030, Aboabah added.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

‘Jerusalem Electricity’ and the Electricians Union in Jericho and Al-Aghwar Governorate discuss common issues

Jericho – Ma’an – Research by the Director of the Jerusalem Governorate Electricity Company in Jericho and the Jordan Valley, Eng. Magdy Harbawi, with the head of the Electricians Union in the governorate, Mohie Balo, discussed a number of issues of common interest.

The meeting, in the presence of the director of the company’s central collection department, Muhammad Sharaka, and his deputy, Hossam Hammad, discussed the challenges facing electricians in the governorate, studied their needs, and how to overcome obstacles and turn them into opportunities.

The meeting discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the company and the Electricians Union, with the aim of achieving the best service to society.

The Jerusalem Company continues its series of meetings with the union and community sectors to enhance the concept of partnership in line with the directives of the company’s general management, with the aim of raising the level of service provided to citizens at the level of all concession areas.

Maan News Agency

The strike takes place in Tulkarem in mourning for the martyrs of Deir Al-Ghusun

Tulkarm – Ma’an – A comprehensive strike took place today, Sunday, in Tulkarm Governorate, in mourning for the martyrs of the town of Deir Al-Ghusun, who yesterday rose to the occasion of the occupation’s aggression against the town.

The strike, called for by the national and Islamic forces in the governorate, included all aspects of life in the villages, towns, suburbs and camps of Tulkarm, where shops, public and private institutions closed their doors.

Yesterday, Saturday, five young men were martyred after large forces of the occupation army besieged the Badran family’s house in the eastern neighborhood of the town of Deir Al-Ghusoun for more than 13 continuous hours, during which heavy gunfire and ‘Energa’ shells were fired, followed by the complete demolition of the house with heavy bulldozers.

The General Authority for Civil Affairs informed the Ministry of Health of the names of four martyrs detained by the occupation forces: Tamer Raafat Abdel Rahman Faqha (21 years old), from the Shweika suburb,
Alaa Adeeb Abdel Jaber Shreiteh (45 years old), and Adnan Tayseer Kamel Samara (40 years old), who are from the suburb of Shweika. The city of Tulkarm, and Asal Bashir Tawfiq Badran (42) from Deir Al-Ghusun.

Meanwhile, ambulance crews recovered the body of a fifth martyr from under the rubble of the targeted house and transported him to the Martyr Thabet Thabet Governmental Hospital without knowing his identity until the moment, due to the severe mutilation of his body.

Source: Maan News Agency

Ministry of Environment Launches Environmental Aerial Monitoring System Using Autogyro Aircraft

Doha: The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change launched on Sunday the environmental aerial monitoring system using the Autogyro aircraft, and the first flight began from Umm Al Shokhot Airfield, in the presence of HE Minister of Environment and Climate Change Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie.

HE the Minister of Environment and Climate Change inspected the Autogyro aircraft and the addition it represents to protecting wildlife in the State of Qatar. His Excellency made the first tour of the aircraft during which he viewed many areas of the Qatari mainland, in addition to inspecting the nearby beaches.

His Excellency was briefed on a detailed explanation about the technology, modern techniques, and capabilities of the Autogyro aircraft, and how it can provide accurate environmental information and data, monitor the country’s marine coasts, support environmental scientific research, and follow up on wild animals and plants.

HE Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie confirmed that
the step to launch the environmental monitoring system through the use of the Autogyro aircraft comes within the framework of the ministry’s direction to use modern means and advanced technology to achieve its mission aimed at protecting the local environment and its biodiversity. He pointed out that the smart technologies that the aircraft owns contribute to knowing the natural developments and changes that occur in the wild environment with great accuracy, which contributes to properly confronting environmental challenges, and achieving the positive change required to reach environmental sustainability in all parts of the country, within the fourth pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

His Excellency pointed out that the use of aerial monitoring to protect the wild environment in Qatar is considered a unique event and establishes a new phase of environmental work that depends primarily on the use of technological development and artificial intelligence to achieve environmental development. He stressed
that scientific research is the only guaranteed way to achieve this phase and the development of modern technologies that are appropriate to Qatar’s environmental challenges.

HE the Minister of Environment and Climate Change indicated that the ministry seeks to achieve this goal by increasing cooperation with national scientific and research institutions, which included cooperation with Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), the University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST), and Qatar University (QU), in addition to the ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) in the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP).

For the first time in Qatar, the aerial environmental monitoring system was launched via the Autogyro aircraft, which comes as part of the ministry’s efforts to preserve the local environment and protect biodiversity, as it represents a priority for the State of Qatar.

The Autogyro aircraft, with its modern technology, plays a major role in supporting the efforts of the various ministry agencies to enrich
the components and elements of the local environment, preserve vegetation, and enable observers to reach distant and remote areas.

The aircraft used in aerial monitoring operations possesses advanced technologies that include remote sensing, high-resolution cameras, and an advanced wireless communications system, enabling it to be in direct communication with the various ministry agencies.

The aircraft is seen as a great addition to environmental monitoring and scientific research thanks to the modern techniques and technology it possesses, which will collect and provide accurate environmental information and data that supports planning efforts to confront environmental challenges in the future and find sustainable solutions to protect wildlife throughout the State of Qatar.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Texas A&M University at Qatar Celebrates Graduation of Class of 2024

Doha: Texas A and M University at Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, graduated 144 engineers during commencement exercises held on Sunday at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

The Class of 2024 includes 136 students who graduated with bachelors degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering, and eight students who graduated with masters degrees in chemical engineering. The Class of 2024 includes 70 Qatari graduates and 73 female engineers, and represents 26 nationalities.

In his remarks to the graduates, Dr. Mohammed Al-Mulla, managing director and CEO of Qatar Petrochemical Company and Past Chair of the Texas A and M at Qatar Deans Development Council, said, “This persistent journey of learning equips you to navigate the complexities of a rapidly evolving world, ensuring you remain at the forefront of innovation and leadership. The detection of knowledge does not stop upon graduation; rather, it marks the beginning of a lifelo
ng journey of continuous learning and improvement.” He continued, “I encourage each of you to embrace this mindset of continuous growth and curiosity, understanding that every day presents a new opportunity to learn something valuable, not just about the world, but also about ourselves. As graduates of Texas A and M, you are now ambassadors of this transformative power of education, remember that your education is a beacon that guides your way, not just in your careers but as lifelong learners”.

Dr. Cesar Octavio Malave, dean of Texas A and M at Qatar, congratulated the graduates on their resilience and resourcefulness in completing their degree, and urged them to uphold the Aggie Core Values of Respect, Excellence, Loyalty, Leadership, Integrity and Selfless Service in everything they do.

Malave said, “A degree in engineering is one of the most challenging degrees a student can earn, and the Aggie engineers we recognize tonight have completed an intense course of study to fulfill the requirements for their
engineering degree. And not just any engineering degree – an engineering degree from Texas A and M University, a globally recognized leader in engineering education and research. Your hard work has paid off, and tonight is the start of a lifetime of learning, leading and lending expertise to the challenges of the future. Its time for each of you to fulfill your potential as engineering leaders for Qatars knowledge economy and for the global energy transformation.” Khalid Al-Sada, a Class of 2024 chemical engineering graduate and president of the Student Government Association, was selected to address his fellow graduates during the ceremony. He highlighted how the Class of 2024 overcame several challenges including a global pandemic, and expressed his gratitude to his peers, family and faculty for their support during the undergraduate years.

After the degrees were awarded, Texas A and M at Qatar alumnus Tabarak Al-Lami, a Class of 2018 petroleum engineering graduate and reservoir engineer at SLB, inducted t
he graduates into The Association of Former Students, Texas A and Ms alumni organization that comprises the nearly 575,000 graduates of the university worldwide and is known as the Aggie Network.

To date, Texas A and M at Qatar has awarded a total of 1,656 degrees, with 43.5 percent awarded to Qatari graduates and 44 percent to female graduates.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Cote d’Ivoire Prime Minister Meets Qatar’s Ambassador

HE Prime Minister, Minister of Sport and Living Environment of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire Robert Beugre Mambe met with HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Cote d’Ivoire Mubarak bin Hussein Al Marri.

The meeting discussed cooperation relations between the two countries.

Source: Qatar News Agency