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Saudi National Center for Performance Measurement (Adaa) Launches Mobile Application to Measure Beneficiaries’ Satisfaction on Public Services

RIYADH, August 9 – Driven by its mandate of measuring the performance of Saudi public entities towards achieving Vision 2030 objectives, Adaa, the National Center for Performance Measurement, launched its user-centric beneficiary experience measurement tool, Watani Application.   Watani enables citizens, residents and visitors to evaluate public services provided by most of the public sectors.…

New Force on Saudi Tech Scene Emerges as Women Pack the Hall at First Record-Breaking Hajj Hackathon

  Presence of female developers, programmers and computer aficionados from the Kingdom, the GCC and the rest of the world is lauded   JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, August 3 (CIC) – Female computer developers, programmers and proud tech heads from Saudi Arabia, the GCC and across the world, staked out a presence that was both noticeable…

Tech Legends Steve Wozniak and Jimmy Wales Join Thousands of Techies in Saudi Arabia for Opening of First Hajj Hackathon

    Hajj Hackathon is the largest tech competition ever staged in the Middle East and aims to employ technology to improve the Hajj experience    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, August 1 (CIC) – Techno luminaries Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., and Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, joined thousands of tech acolytes on Tuesday night at…

Geneva Workshop Highlights Saudi Efforts to Promote Organisational Excellence and Transparency

ADAA event part of the Kingdom’s effort to drive forward Vision 2030 plans   RIYADH, July 26 (CIC) – Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Saudi delegation to the United Nations held a high-level workshop for the National Center for Performance Measurement of Public Agencies (ADAA) in Geneva this…

‘Makkah Route’ Initiative to Ease Hajj Pilgrims’ Entry into Saudi Arabia Will Go Global

   Introduced recently in Malaysia and Indonesia, the service includes immigration pre-clearance at the pilgrims’ embarcation points   Initiative to be implemented in countries wishing to benefit from it:  Major-General Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al Yahya   RIYADH, July 21 (CIC) –Saudi Arabia has recently launched the ‘Makkah Route’ Initiative in Indonesia and Malaysia in order to facilitate…

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Arabsat Informs FIFA Its Satellite Frequencies Not Used for Illegal Broadcasts of World Cup 2018 Matches

Investigation by seven independent satellite communications experts has confirmed that Arabsat’s satellite frequencies have not been and are not being used by “beoutQ” for such illegal broadcasts    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 16, 2018 — The Riyadh-based Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) informed Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Sunday July 15 that an…