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Director of Makkah Education Department Visits Wadi Makkah
by IT Budur
Director of Makkah Education Department Mr. Mohamed bin Mahdi Al-Harthi paid a visit to Wadi Makkah Company on Tuesday Sha’ban 20, 1438 H, accompanied by a number of educational leaders in Makkah. The delegation was received by UQU President and Chairman of Board of Directors of Wadi Makkah Company Dr. Bakri bin M’atooq Assas, UQU Vice President for Academic Development and Community Service, who serves also as the acting UQU Vice President for Business and Innovation Dr. Hani Ghazi, UQU Vice President for Branches Dr. Abdul Majeed Al-Ghamdi, CEO of Wadi Makkah Dr. Fisal Al-Alaf, Dean of College of Education Dr. Ali bin Moslih Al-Matrafi, Dean of Arabic Language College Dr. Abdullah Al-Qarni, Director General of Public Relations and Media at Wadi Makkah Dr. Majid Abdullah, Founder of “Soft Care” for Health Care, Dr. Abdullah Murad in addition to a number of founders of Wadi Makkah startups.
Upon his arrival to Wadi Makkah Headquarters, the Director of Makkah Education Department and his accompanying delegation reviewed the introductory presentation of the company which includes its achievements and strategic plan 2022.
After that, UQU president delivered speech welcoming the Director of Makkah Education Department and his accompanying delegation, explaining that Wadi Makkah embraces several startups resulted from the scientific research and patents systems and turned them into tangible products under the slogan of “Made in Makkah” succeeded in selling Hajj and Umrah services and others.
Likewise, Dr. Assas said that Wadi Makkah obtained confidence of a number of government and private bodies in recognition of its provided technology programs depending on its talented figures, explaining that number of students in the university exceeds 120 thousand at the university main headquarters in Makkah and it branches in Jamoum, Al-Laith, Al-Qunfudhah and Adhm who are taught by an outstanding constellation of faculty members exceeding 7 thousand. He then lauded keenness of the Director of Makkah Education Department and his interest in cooperation with the company in providing training for talented students belonging to Makkah Education Department.
After that, the delegation toured through the e-sensors factory, where they listened to an elaborate account of the work methods in the factory and how e-sensors work. It followed that they viewed a presentation on Wadi Makkah startups and the technology products they offer. Those companies include; Indoor Navigation Company (Navibees), Smart Cities Company (Averos), Medical Technologies Company (Softcare), Tawseel Company, Digital Data Analysis Company (Lucidya), Medical Laboratories Company(BioKubes), and Smart Control Company (Breez).
At the conclusion of the Visit, the Director of Makkah Education Department Mr. Mohamed bin Mahdi Al-Harthi expressed his pride in the achievements, innovations and ideas contained in Wadi Makkah, underlining that all products of Wadi Makkah are made in Makkah by hands of Makkah sons which is reckoned a source of pride for Makkah and the nation. He said that the company is a turning point for the economic-based economy by harnessing minds to turn the dreams into a reality. He then lauded cooperation of UQU President Dr. Bakri Assas with the Makkah Education Department and commended the good reception they have got at Wadi Makkah.
For his part, UQU Vice President for Academic Development and Community Service, who serves also as the acting UQU Vice President for Business and Innovation Dr. Hani Ghazi extended his thanks and appreciation to the delegation of the Makkah Education Department for their confidence entrusted to products and technologies of Wadi Makkah startups, underlining that the company is putting all its technology potentials to serve Makkah, its visitors and residents to achieve the kingdom Vision 2030 which stipulates “adherence to developing and expanding limit of services provided for pilgrims and Umrah doers to help them perform their rituals in an easy manner”.
Within the same vein, CEO of Wadi Makkah Dr. Faisal Al-Alaf said that Wadi Makkah technologies have obtained the confidence of many clients in the government and private sectors, confirming the readiness of his company to deal with all agencies in the public and private sectors. He extended his thanks and appreciation to UQU President and Chairman of Wadi Makkah Board of Directors Dr. Bakri Assas who attaches special concern to the company for its significant role in transferring, localizing and developing technology to contribute to boosting the knowledge-based economy in the Kingdom.
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