To get acquainted with the ministry’s efforts and projects in the Eastern Region, His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Eastern Province, received at his office in the Emirate’s headquarter yesterday His Excellency Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and the accompanying delegation.
HRH Prince Saud was briefed by the Minister on the ministry's efforts, smart applications and projects in the Eastern Province. In this respect, he commended the efforts of the ministry and its smart applications and projects in the Eastern Province, praising the full localization in the telecommunications sector. He also called on the ministry to go on working diligently to deliver smart technology to all users, as well as to focus on smart facilities and support the industrial field with high technologies.
During the meeting, HRH Prince Saud listened to a detailed explanation by Eng. Al-Swaha about the ministry’s plans and initiatives and its diligent efforts to develop the ICT sector in the Kingdom and build national talent to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030 and its initiatives. Al-Swaha also outlined the ministry’s plans and programs relating to the deployment of fiber-optic network in the Eastern Province, indicating his keenness to follow up the three fiber-optic projects in Al-Nakheel Neighborhood, Abdullah Fuad Neighborhood and Al-Shoala neighborhood, aimed at connecting about 1,348 houses.
The meeting also reviewed the ministry’s achievements, plans, strategies and services, in addition to the projects that are currently under implementation and those to be implemented in the Eastern Province, which include the deployment of 4G services to nearly 300 villages in the Province during the next three years.
Concluding the meeting, Al-Swaha valued the great role of the Emirate in supporting and sponsoring the projects in the Province, emphasizing that the ministry is currently working on transforming Saudi Arabia technically and digitally, focusing on three factors: "digital infrastructure,” “creation of environment and then culture,” and “youth and entrepreneurship.”
After the meeting, Al-Swaha paid field visits to the three neighborhoods where fiber-optic projects are being carried out in order to review the progress of work.