Saudi Arabia announces SAR4 billion tech initiatives

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced Thursday a package of qualitative initiatives and technological programs with a total value of nearly SAR4 billion, the biggest technological launch of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa.

The move, done in cooperation with ten of the world’s key technology giants, aims to enhance digital capabilities and designed to create one programmer out of every 100 Saudi nationals by 2030, in addition to encouraging innovation and creativity and achieving global leadership.

This comes as a translation of the directives of Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, in order to achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s vision to seize the opportunities of the digital economy.