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Governor of Riyadh Inaugurates First Phase of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Science Oasis


(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, January 13, 2022, SPA -- Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh, Wednesday inaugurated the first phase of the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Science Oasis.
In a press statement on the occasion, the prince said:“Riyadh receives this gift, which was built upon orders by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for Saudis in the region and the homeland, so that they can benefit from this science and communicate in a new science under what the homeland enjoys of limitless support and future visions from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince. This oasis is part of the wise leadership's support and a big gain that was realized through Prince Sultan bin Salman who really created this in a beautiful way with useful knowledge.”
Prince Faisal also referred to benefits from the oasis and the approach it offers, praising the supporters who provided around SAR 400 million for the oasis, congratulating everybody and workers for this achievement.
He also toured the oasis building that is located on a plot of land of 200,000 square meters, and houses a scientific museum with an indoor basement for learning and seven halls that stimulate scientific creativity in the fields of energy, space, mining, water, transformative industries, information and communication technology, and multi-purpose flexible scientific laboratories concerned with science and technology and coffee shops that enjoy special characteristics.
Prince Faisal also watched a presentation on the scientific and entertainment activities and festivals that the oasis offers to its visitors through halls, scientific laboratories and interactive screens.
During the inauguration ceremony of the oasis, the Governor of Riyadh attended the signing ceremony of seven agreements by Oasis Supervisor General Dr. Khalid bin Abdulqader Taher and the Ministry of Education, Princess Nourah University, Saudi Electronic University, Prince Sultan University, King Abdulaziz and Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), King Abdulaziz Public Library, and Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monshaat).
For his part, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Special Advisor to Custodian of the Two Holy and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the King Salman Science Oasis, expressed appreciation for Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, for their continuous support to creating the oasis project to be a scientific, cultural and tourist destination, a beacon to stimulate scientific creativity, and a national investment for all members of the society. He also conveyed his gratitude to Governor of Riyadh for inaugurating the oasis that is considered an incubator for knowledge and one of the landmarks of Riyadh, which is envisioned to contributing to the development of tourist resources, praising the support of top founding partners in creating this monument, naming Riyadh Charitable Establishment for Science, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, and sponsors, whether they are companies, institutions, citizens or businessmen.
The prince said:“The non-for-profit oasis aims at participating in realizing national targets led and supervised by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and President of the Higher Committee for Research, Development and Innovation, where the oasis has partnerships with effective non-for-for profit organizations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, such as Mohammed Bin Salman Foundation (MiSK Foundation) and the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Non-Profit City Project to serve development, scientific and technological goals to realize the Saudi Vision 2030.
Prince Sultan also said that the oasis participates in realizing the vision of HRH the Crown Prince in employing the local content with its young human capabilities to develop alternative income sources to use the huge resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through spreading scientific knowledge and supporting innovation, in addition to highlighting entrepreneurship opportunities in the fields of science and technology, where the entertainment educational environment of the oasis constitutes one of the channels to activate young creative energies among citizens through its diversified programs.
The prince said that the oasis contributes to spreading applied sciences, supporting innovation and promoting investment opportunities in the cognitive economy that forms one of the pillars of enabling the community to participate in Shareek Program that was launched by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince in 2021.
He added: Today we celebrate the inauguration of a national monument that carries the name of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, who adopted its idea till its inception since he was a governor of Riyadh with a sharp future vision of an inspiring leader who runs the development and prosperity process in our giving country with wisdom to keep pace with the civilization and further develop the homeland and its citizens.
Concluding his statement, the prince considered the King Salman Science Oasis an educational, social and economic investment and an important addition to the educational system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to add on the role of other educational institutions through the utilization of modern technologies that depend on seeing and experiment with an attractive and entertaining approach.
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