A path of transformation towards a promising future: NTP

A path of transformation towards a promising future: NTP
A path of transformation towards a promising future: NTP

TheNational Transformation Program (NTP) released its annual report, reviewing itsmost significant achievements by the end of the year 2019. The launch of thereport coincides with the achievements made by the country with a major role ofthe national transformation program and its participating bodies in achievingthem, resulting in the most positive impact on the Kingdom's position, locallyand internationally.

Theachievements highlighted in the National Transformation Program (NTP) reportwere categorized according to its three main axes: strengthening economicpotentials, achieving excellence in government performance and raising thelevel of living services. Through enacting and implementing systems andprocesses that remove obstacles to start and develop businesses and provide thenecessary protection to the business sector. In addition to increasing thecontribution of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the economy to enhanceand support innovation and entrepreneurship, attracting direct, diversified andsustainable foreign investments, increasing women's participation in the labormarket to achieve economic and social development, removing obstacles thatprevent them from joining the labor market, and developing the tourism sectorto promote the Kingdom as a preferred tourist destination, and the maintainingthe Islamic, Arab and national heritage of the Kingdom and its identity andregistration of a number of sites in the Kingdom within the internationallyrecognized and registered heritage sites. As well as encouraging volunteer workto increase the participation of community members in volunteer activities toprovide them with practical skills in a manner that ensures providing suitablejob opportunities for them. In addition to increasing the contribution ofproductive families to the economy by activating the regulation of their workand providing financing solutions to ensure their growth. Upgrading the qualityof services provided in Saudi cities to implement the concepts of smart citiesin the Kingdom, and supporting effective communication channels with citizens,the business community and government bodies.

NTPreport also reviewed the program's achievements through the second axis, whichis concerned with achieving excellence in government performance by enhancingtransparency in all government sectors to increase the confidence ofbeneficiaries in the performance of government sectors and improving thequality of services provided to citizens to ensure easy access to them, andattracting appropriate global talents effectively and motivating them tointegrate into the Saudi society. The second axis also aims to develope-government to enhance the quality of services rendered to the beneficiaries,improve the productivity of government employees, create a stimulating workenvironment to raise workforce efficiency, and improve health services qualityand efficiency provided to citizens and residents and facilitate access tothem.

NTPreport also reviewed the achievements of the program in its third axis, whichaims to raise the standard of living services by enhancing traffic safety andactivating a comprehensive system of traffic safety, including: the Ministry ofHealth, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs,the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Education, and the Saudi Red CrescentAuthority, Public Transportation Authority, and the Saudi Standards, Metrologyand Quality Organization (SASO). The third axis also aims to develop thedigital economy and technologies related to the fourth industrial revolution,facilitate access to health services by upgrading infrastructure, raisingcapacity, training medical personnel, strengthening prevention against healthrisks to control infectious and non-communicable diseases, and increasingreadiness for health disasters. In addition to that improving the urbanlandscape in Saudi cities, to ensure the aesthetics of public views and reducedisturbing views, and to ensure sustainable use of water resources, includingthe development of their sources and effective use of them, and the protectionof the environment from natural hazards to reduce natural disasters andresulting losses and ensure early warning to them, and ensure achievingdevelopmental 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 andthe support of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, may Allah protect them, theKingdom of Saudi Arabia has achieved many successes represented in fulfilling anumber of achievements that befit this generous country.

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