H.E. Mohammed Omer Tawfiq
Minister Of Transport
H.E. Mr. Mohammed bin Omar Tawfiq, Minister of Transport, From 3/6/1382 until 4/9/1996 H corresponding to 31/10/1962 until 29/8/1976 AD.
,In 1386H (1967), H.E. Mr. Mohammed bin Omar Tawfiq inaugurated telephone line with Tunisia.
In 1395H (1975), and as a result of the growing significance of the role of telecommunications in the development and advancement of nations and states, a royal decree No. (A/236) was issued on 8/10/1395H (24/10/1975) for the establishment of the Ministry of Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones (PTT) to be in charge of both sectors of posts and telecommunications. The number of telephone lines at the time was not more than 130,000 lines, and the total revenues of this sector were around 250 million Saudi Riyals.