A path of transformation towards a promising future: NTP

A path of transformation towards a promising future: NTP

The National Transformation Program (NTP) released its annual report, reviewing its most significant achievements by the end of the year 2019. The launch of the report coincides with the achievements made by the country with a major role of the national transformation program and its participating bodies in achieving them, resulting in the most positive impact on the Kingdom’s position, locally and internationally.

The achievements highlighted in the National Transformation Program (NTP) report were categorized according to its three main axes: strengthening economic potentials, achieving excellence in government performance and raising the level of living services. Through enacting and implementing systems and processes that remove obstacles to start and develop businesses and provide the necessary protection to the business sector. In addition to increasing the contribution of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the economy to enhance and support innovation and entrepreneurship, attracting direct, diversified and sustainable foreign investments, increasing women’s participation in the labor market to achieve economic and social development, removing obstacles that prevent them from joining the labor market, and developing the tourism sector to promote the Kingdom as a preferred tourist destination, and the maintaining the Islamic, Arab and national heritage of the Kingdom and its identity and registration of a number of sites in the Kingdom within the internationally recognized and registered heritage sites. As well as encouraging volunteer work to increase the participation of community members in volunteer activities to provide them with practical skills in a manner that ensures providing suitable job opportunities for them. In addition to increasing the contribution of productive families to the economy by activating the regulation of their work and providing financing solutions to ensure their growth. Upgrading the quality of services provided in Saudi cities to implement the concepts of smart cities in the Kingdom, and supporting effective communication channels with citizens, the business community and government bodies.

NTP report also reviewed the program’s achievements through the second axis, which is concerned with achieving excellence in government performance by enhancing transparency in all government sectors to increase the confidence of beneficiaries in the performance of government sectors and improving the quality of services provided to citizens to ensure easy access to them, and attracting appropriate global talents effectively and motivating them to integrate into the Saudi society. The second axis also aims to develop e-government to enhance the quality of services rendered to the beneficiaries, improve the productivity of government employees, create a stimulating work environment to raise workforce efficiency, and improve health services quality and efficiency provided to citizens and residents and facilitate access to them.

NTP report also reviewed the achievements of the program in its third axis, which aims to raise the standard of living services by enhancing traffic safety and activating a comprehensive system of traffic safety, including: the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Education, and the Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Public Transportation Authority, and the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO). The third axis also aims to develop the digital economy and technologies related to the fourth industrial revolution, facilitate access to health services by upgrading infrastructure, raising capacity, training medical personnel, strengthening prevention against health risks to control infectious and non-communicable diseases, and increasing readiness for health disasters. In addition to that improving the urban landscape in Saudi cities, to ensure the aesthetics of public views and reduce disturbing views, and to ensure sustainable use of water resources, including the development of their sources and effective use of them, and the protection of the environment from natural hazards to reduce natural disasters and resulting losses and ensure early warning to them, and ensure achieving developmental and food sufficiency to sustain vital resources.

Eng. Thamir bin Abdullah Al-Sadoun, CEO of the National Transformation Program, stated that “under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the support of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, may Allah protect them, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has achieved many successes represented in fulfilling a number of achievements that befit this generous country.