Saudi ministries initiate localization of transport and logistical services

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding; with the Transport Ministry, the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf); and the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce; in order to localize transport and logistical services in the Kingdom.

In detail; the MoU had the signature of Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi; Transport Minister Saleh Al-Jasser, Vice Chairman of the Council of the Saudi Chambers of Commerce Tariq Al-Hidi, and Hadaf Director General Turki Al-Jawini.

Al-Rajhi said the MoU; would help to achieve a number of important goals in line with Saudi Vision 2030 for the transport and logistics sector, particularly involving young Saudis in “a successful partnership (between) the private sector and civil society institutions.”
The exact roles of each partner shall be prone to discussion; but Al-Rajhi stressed their “desire for cooperation and integration to achieve the sought-after national goals.”

Al-Jasser said the MoU was just one step on the path of turning the Kingdom into a global logistics hub. “We are keen to improve all transport and logistical services and activities through employing young local talents, highly skilled minds, and creative and productive human energies in the public and private sectors, in addition to localizing the system’s professions through the integration of efforts,” he said.