Al-Issa unveils action plan to strengthen PPP in education

Minister of Education Ahmed Al-Issa launched on Monday the “Investment and Finance in Educational Buildings Conference” at the ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh.

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Minister of Education Ahmed Al-Issa and Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi inaugurates Investment and Finance in Educational Buildings Conference in Riyadh on Wednesday. — Courtesy photo

RIYADH — Minister of Education Ahmed Al-Issa launched on Monday the “Investment and Finance in Educational Buildings Conference” at the ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh.

Organized by the ministry with Tatweer Buildings Company (TBC), the conference aims to enhance the scope of public-private partnership in the area of educational facilities. The participants of the conference included Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi, Deputy Minister of Finance Hamad Al-Bazai, other deputy ministers and representatives of various government entities and the banking and investment sector and heads of Saudi universities.

In his speech during the opening session, Al-Issa extended his gratitude to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and his deputies for their unprecedented support to “develop the educational system in the Kingdom as part of their belief in better building people and shaping their national consciousness at present and in future”.

While referring to the allocation of more than SR200 billion from the state budget to support education in the Kingdom, he said the ministry aspires through this conference to launch an action program in line with the Vision 2030 to enhance the scope of public-private partnership in the areas of educational facilities and buildings. More info

Source:  saudigazette.com.sa

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