Private Sector Partnership

This section presents the government’s efforts to advance the private sector through support and development while building bridges of sustainable partnerships to implement effective development plans and achieve national goals and objectives for advancement. Here, you will gain insight into the concept of partnerships with private sectors, the aim of such partnerships, the parties affected by these partnerships and the regulations and legislations that strengthen these partnerships.

Private Sector Partnerships

Concept

It is a cooperation agreement between a government agency and a private enterprise. This agreement offers shared expertise and assets to each of the two parties to deliver a service or a product for the public benefit. This type of sharing and participation of resources reduces risks and increases the potential profits of a particular project.

Objective

Saudi Arabia's government seeks to advance the private sector in support and development, build bridges of sustainable partnerships to implement development plans and achieve national goals and objectives for the advancement and well-being of the homeland and the citizens' addition to material support. Saudi Arabia offers means of empowerment, such as facilitating procedures and focusing on private sector companies' rise through customized programs.

Beneficiaries 

All parties are affected by the shared projects between the public sector and the private sector. These kinds of projects are named Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects. These projects include e-government initiatives or who have an interest in these projects or whose inputs affect their success.

Regulations governing the partnerships with the private sector

The Council of Ministers issued Resolution No. 110 dated 4/5/1425 AH approving the rules governing the private sector's involvement in e-business according to participating in the expected income. The following is the text of these organizing rules.
The following rules are applied when government agencies contract with private sector institutions to finance and implement various projects in the field of e-business according to the method of participating in the expected income:

The government agency shall prepare a comprehensive study to determine the possibility of implementing its electronic business with high efficiency according to the method of participating in the expected income, provided that the study includes the following:

  • A clear definition of the services to be provided. This definition includes the beneficiaries of the services and the criteria for their compatibility with the beneficiaries' needs
  • Determining the financial, human, and technical resources necessary to provide the service, financing methods, and the distribution of financial returns resulting from subscriptions, service delivery fees, advertisements, and intellectual rights related to e-government services and others, between the government agency and the private sector implementing agency
  • The security requirements necessary to provide electronic services in the government agency
  • Coordination with the Ministry of Finance regarding financial resources and their distribution
  • Suppose studies show the possibility of implementing the project. In that case, the government entity proposes private sector participation in e-business according to the method of participating in the expected income in a general competition for companies qualified to choose the implementing agency
  • The concerned government entity is primarily responsible for preparing studies and competition documents for the project
  • The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Communications collaborates with the Information Technology Commission to set unified standards for the systems. Government agencies use these standards for the required studies, competition requirements, and conditions. They participate with the concerned authorities in analyzing bids, awarding, and monitoring the implementation of projects
  • A partnership contract is signed between the government agency and the private sector executing agency to establish, operate and provide electronic services provided by the government entity, provided that the contract includes: duration, specification of powers, responsibilities, property rights, distribution of tasks, financing, rates of returns, penalties, and so on
  • A joint team shall be formed from the government agency and the implementing agency from the private sector to cooperate to determine the mechanisms of action, provide the necessary information, exchange and update it, and deal with technical developments and the need for work
  • The private sector's implementing agency provides training programs for the government agency to operate and maintain electronic services safely and effectively
  • Government agencies are obligated to provide the necessary information and demonstrate a degree of flexibility during the project phases to ensure adequate and effective service provision
  • The government entity shall coordinate with other relevant bodies in providing electronic services (whether those agencies are governmental or private), and the implementing agency shall take this into account when determining the scope of work and its mechanisms
  • The private sector executing entity shall comply with all regulations related to the confidentiality of the information and apply the best protection programs and a safe environment for electronic transactions
  • The implementing agency from the private sector applies technical specifications and techniques with open and flexible systems. It avoids criteria that lead to linking to a single program product that may impede the government entity from developing its infrastructure in the future and make it dependent on a specific technology
  • Government agencies and the Ministry of Finance should prioritize e-government projects in requesting the necessary funds when raising the budget

Partnerships in the Education Sector

Partnership initiatives between universities and the private sector, which the Office of Research and Development will launch at the Ministry of Education and. include the following four initiatives: Technology exchange officeCollaborative research, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships; and Enrollment of researchers in the private sector.

Executive program for partnership with the private sector between TBC and the Ministry of Education. The program aims to provide high-quality infrastructure in all schools in an attractive environment, according to the latest designs that provide enough spaces for the practice of various activities.

The Ministry of Education signed a partnership and agreement with Abdullatif Al Fozan Holding Company to operate the largest center of its kind in the GCC countries. The Abdullatif Al Fozan Center for Autism in the Eastern Provinces serves the autistic spectrum and exceeds 17 thousand people in the Eastern Province. The partnership comes to provide quality services for children with autism in the eastern region and to rehabilitate and train families of children with autism on how to deal with them. The agreement also adopts work related to conducting scientific research in the center’s areas of interest and participating in autism events locally, regionally and internationally.

The Ministry of Education, represented by the General Administration of Special Education, has entered into a partnership with Abdul Qader Al Muhaidib and Sons Company to establish the Al-Muhaidib Down Syndrome School in the city of Al-Khobar, with the aim of establishing a model educational center for down syndrome in the Eastern Province, rehabilitating and training families of children with down syndrome on how the correct ways of dealing with them, in addition to adopting the scientific research center related to the down syndrome in cooperation with the relevant authorities locally and internationally, as well as holding events down syndrome locally, regionally and internationally.

The Ministry of Education and the Saudi Research and Media Group signed a memorandum of cooperation to provide the "Arabic Manga" magazine for free, in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, and Ms. Jumana Al-Rashed, CEO of the Saudi Research and Media Group. 

This memorandum comes within the framework of supporting entertainment culture and knowledge in Saudi Arabia through "Arabic Manga," which presents an ambitious cultural project and a reliable, safe, and accessible source for all through creative productions inspired by the culture of Saudi society and its authentic values, and others translated from international works produced in Japan that contribute to enriching the national content with purposeful, high-quality creative content, which elevates the creative sense of readers and is available to all members of the public. Family, interesting and attractive work for all age groups. 

The Ministry of Education supports the "Arabic Manga" project by providing children with the "Arabic Manga" magazine. Both printed and digital versions are available for free for all primary and middle schools and are used in educational curricula and student activities. Various competitions are held among school students, including storytelling and character design. 

The memorandum of cooperation aims to boost local creative work, enhance children's and youth's awareness of national culture and traditions, and open new horizons for them in the cultural and creative sectors. To contribute positively to Saudi Arabia's economic development and enhance the competitiveness of students' talents on a global scale, the ministry believes in the importance of spreading creative materials for our emerging generations, empowering and motivating them to create the future. 

This agreement also raises Saudi Arabia's classification to the top five countries' reading rates. In the world, as well as contributing to attracting more readers and raising reading hours in Saudi Arabia, in general, the memorandum of cooperation aims to install an appreciation for local creative works, enhance children's and youth's awareness of national culture and traditions, and open new horizons for them in the cultural and creative sectors. 

This agreement also raises Saudi Arabia's classification to the top five countries' reading rates. It also contributes to attracting more readers and raising reading hours in Saudi Arabia.

The Ministry of Education, through the Takaful Charitable Foundation, which is an institution operating according to a non-profit charitable system, signed several agreements with the private sector that had a significant impact in supporting needy male and female students financially in the schools of Saudi Arabia, where the Foundation distributed in-kind and material aid through support The corporation receives from the government of Saudi Arabia and the corporation’s partners from the private sector, namely SABIC, Samsung, Riyad Bank, Samba Bank, Al Rajhi Bank, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Telecom Company and Lebara Mobile.

The Takaful Foundation, with its partners from the private sector, has provided financial aid amounting to more than 135 million riyals to more than 270,000 male and female students. It has also distributed more than 250,000 tablets to male and female students registered in the institution who are eligible for support.

"Takaful" provides several other support programs (financially, encouragement, and educational) for male and female students who benefit from its services, including training and bridging programs, stimulation programs, and encouragement of outstanding students, such as the "Excellence" award, financially support programs "My meal" and "Kiswaty" and the digital empowerment program "Gift of Knowledge." Scientific support programs, “The E-Book Project,” “Private teaching sessions,” and “My obligations”.

Partnerships in the Health Sector

The Ministry of Health has concluded a series of agreements with charitable associations, institutions, private companies and businesspeople out of its desire to enhance the private sector's contribution to health development by Saudi Vision 2030 and to enable it to provide support in health services, participating in the government sector according to the actual needs of citizens, with high quality and efficiency. These partnerships come as an integration with the services the Ministry of Health provides in a way that benefits the community and serves the citizens. The ministry continues concluding agreements with associations, charitable foundations, private companies, and businesspeople. To open new horizons for participation between them and the components of society to achieve comprehensive health development. Among the agreements concluded by the Ministry of Health with private companies and businesspeople, for example:

One of the national transformation programs in the health sector. It works by promoting the achievements of several goals of the vision realization programs, including (increasing absorptive capacity and production efficiency, rationalizing financial spending, and reducing the burden on the public budget by introducing new financing methods), through the following areas: Rehabilitation, Medical cities, Hospitals, Primary care, Long-term care, Home care, Radiology, and Laboratories.

The Ministry of Health and Lean have signed an agreement to provide support in health services and enhance the contribution of the private sector in health development in alignment with Saudi Vision 2030, the government sector participants according to the actual needs of citizens, with high quality and efficiency. This partnership is an integral part of the services provided by the Ministry of Health in a way that benefits society and serves the citizens. Some services provided are Coronavirus vaccine appointment booking service, Coronavirus test appointment booking service, and sick leaves: Exploratory examination for school students.

The partnership aims to improve the performance of health services through My Prescription (Wasfaty) E-Service. This service provides medicines to beneficiaries and aims to facilitate access to them by linking hospitals and primary care centers with private pharmacies. This would make these medications available everywhere, at any time, and free of charge.

To provide citizens and residents with COVID-19 vaccines inside the pharmacy branches. This agreement was concluded as part of Saudi Arabia's adopted strategic plan to control the COVID-19 pandemic fully.

  • Partnership agreement with Bank Aljazira:

The partnership's objective was to train professionals in health institutions and associations.

  • Community partnership agreement with Magrabi Hospitals and Centers:

The objective of the partnership was to perform 400 cataract surgeries.

  • Partnership agreement with Abdulaziz and Mohammed Al Ojaimi Charity

The partnership's objective was to provide health services and medical coordination to beneficiaries based on social responsibility.

  • Partnership agreement with Mohamed Ibrahim Al-Subaie Endowment:

The partnership's objective was to support and finance an initiative to reduce surgery waiting time in MOH hospitals and the “Visiting Doctor” program in ophthalmology.

Partnerships in the Housing Sector

  • Partnership Program with the Private Sector "Shrakat"
It is the Ministry of Housing's new strategy to create a vital partnership with the private sector to provide housing solutions and products that meet the needs of citizens at competitive, subsidized prices.
The program was presented by the Ministry of Housing and the Real Estate Development Fund. It was launched in 2017, aiming to provide various products like ready-made housing units, developed residential lands, real estate loans, and finding the optimal housing products that suit the citizens' needs at a price commensurate with their income.

Partnerships in the Environmental Sector and Waste Recycling

SRK, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund, was established to develop various activities to deal with all types of waste and finance these activities to build recycling capabilities in Saudi Arabia and build a circular economy to achieve a sustainable future in four areas: Municipalities, Industry, Recycling, and Engineering.
A partnership between the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture and the Call Center Company (CCC) to manage the beneficiaries 'requests and reports, as well as provide automatic and direct conversations through the ministry's online portal, which leads to improving the beneficiaries' experience and facilitating communication with the beneficiaries.
A partnership between the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, and Elm Technology Company to implement the direct subsidy reorientation program by the Royal Decree No. 1366 for the livestock, poultry, and fish farming sectors and other rural development programs.
The national early warning platform comes in cooperation between the General Directorate of Civil Defense and Communications and the Information Technology Authority. In emergencies, keeping pace with advanced modern technologies is vital. So. the warning is via cellular transmission messages in a specific geographical area to warn its residents of an emergency's imminent occurrence in the surrounding area through mobile phones.

Partnerships in the Infrastructure, Water, and Electricity Sector

The Fadhili project is based on a partnership between Saudi Aramco and the Saudi Electricity Company. This project is the first of its kind in the Saudi Arabia for the dual production of electricity and steam.
A partnership project between the public and private sectors near King Abdulaziz International Airport is being managed by the Environment, Water and Agriculture Sector to develop a wastewater treatment plant.
One of the partnership projects between the public and private sectors in Shuqaiq, located on the coast of the Red Sea, and is being managed by the Environment, Water, and Agriculture Sector to develop a seawater desalination plant.

Partnerships in the Business Sector

An initiative presented by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in Saudi Arabia. This program is one of the industries that aims at all beneficiaries of the community's social security pension by joining them with new job opportunities. For their effective transition in their practical and scientific life, this is in agreement and partnership with those who own Those direct jobs. The companies and the competent authorities for social security beneficiaries until they are directly qualified for a suitable job after completing the training.

The Sulaiman Al-Rajhi Foundation for Development Finance, in partnership with several public bodies, launched the Tamkeen Fund, which aims to activate the role of associations in the transformation from direct pastoral work to broader development work by building internal units responsible for providing financial and non-financial microfinance services to support beneficiaries towards Through micro-economic activities that reduce their dependence on care and guarantee services and enable NGOs to manage loan portfolios for microfinance, support productive families and micro-enterprises, and build their capacities.

The Worker Women Transportation Program "Wusoul" works with financial support from the Human Resources Development Fund and in cooperation with vehicle orientation applications, which aims to enable women to work in the private sector and raise their participation in the labor market by helping the employee overcome the transportation difficulties to and from the workplace, and providing High-quality and affordable transportation service to support its job stability.

One of the initiatives of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, which is a unified electronic portal that brings together everything related to the child hospitality sector in Saudi Arabia, aims to create a bridge between hospitality centers to offer their services and market them to parents looking for centers to register their children, in addition to supporting the empowerment of working women from Joining and continuing to the labor market. Qurrah also works to provide support accreditation services to the centers.

The Ajeer program is one of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development initiatives, which aims to organize temporary work and facilitate access to the workforce in the Saudi Arabia.

Funding the ethical charter project for workers in the charitable sector.

To build participatory relationships to achieve fruitful and constructive cooperation in the exchange of data and its automatic integration and the implementation of national initiatives.

Areas of reducing cases of domestic violence and violence against children.

Cooperation in managing and directing the charitable sector to serve needy families to benefit from (The Ataa System).

Providing vehicles suitable for societal segments of people with disabilities, orphans, and the elderly through the Careem application.

Increasing the Saudization.

Determine a framework for cooperation between them to serve common interests and goals.

Serve the beneficiaries of the marriage loan program provided by a Social Development Bank. The national program prepares men and women about to get married and provides training courses.

Partnerships in the Transportation Sector 

The Ministry of Transport signed a memorandum of understanding with Huawei dedicated to promoting the adoption of modern mobile technologies and methods in the transport and logistics sector, where it will search for opportunities to use advanced technologies such as fifth-generation artificial intelligence and big data in this field. 
Huawei will present proposed solutions to the Ministry of Transport in the areas of automation, big data, and digitalization while also contributing to providing solutions for joint mobility and sustainability in addition to the use of modern technologies in the development of intelligent transportation systems and the logistics sector in Saudi Arabia. This partnership will contribute to the achievement of the Saudi Vision 2030 objectives in terms of improving the performance of the sector related to the transportation of goods and passengers, thus improving the quality of life in Saudi Arabia.
The Ministry of Transport and Logistics signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shibh Al Jazira Contracting Company to activate the aspect of social responsibility in the field of transport and logistics services by working on decorating one of the bridges on the Madinah / Makkah highway, located in the Madinah region, in a way that contributes to Improving the visual view on the roads of the ministry.

The MoU aims to achieve one of the ministry's goals related to activating the social responsibility of the transport and logistics sector through the initiative to decorate bridges on highways, which is implemented in partnership with the ministry's partners.

Accordingly, the ministry will provide facilities and support to the company to start executing the works on the agreed-upon bridge and contribute to the work in an integrated manner to give the site a unified visual dimension. In contrast, the company will undertake the work of decorating the agreed-upon bridge by the requirements of the ministry and the concerned authorities and provide the necessary resources for the decoration process, along with Undertaking to comply and ensure that the works do not violate road safety, and an undertaking that the maintenance contract works will not be affected by the implementation of this initiative.

This partnership will contribute to upgrading the services provided to road users and improving the quality of life to achieve the goals of the national strategy for transport and logistics services, which is an integral part of the Saudi Vision 2030 programs.
His Excellency the Minister of Transport and Logistics Services, Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, and His Excellency the President of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence applications in the transport and logistics sector.
This was conducted during the World Summit on Artificial Intelligence in its second edition, held at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh in September.
The MoU aims to expand the use and employment of data and artificial intelligence in the transport and logistics sector by developing the benefits of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence algorithms in several areas that include multimodal transport modeling and future demand forecasting, improving mobility and service efficiency and enhancing the integration of transport patterns and chains—supply, in addition to behavioral and demographic studies of users of transportation modes.
The transport and logistics system works with all relevant authorities to achieve the goals of the national strategy for transport and logistics services, which include the adoption of the latest technologies in modes of transport and logistics services in a way that contributes to the consolidation of the Kingdom's position as a global logistics hub linking the three continents.
The Ministry of Transport and Logistics signed a memorandum of understanding with the Roshn Real Estate Company, owned by the Public Investment Fund, to create a nucleus for a joint working mechanism between the two parties and to set basic principles that contribute to achieving future cooperation and ensuring goals and objectives between the two sides, in a way that enhances the quality of life, upgrades the transport system and reaches the purposes of the vision.

The agreement between the two sides provides for facilitating communication, unifying efforts and complementarity in implementing initiatives, exploring promising opportunities and opening various fields for investment, in addition to examining the possibility of linking projects to surrounding or future public transport systems and the option of including projects in the strategic plan for the transport network to ensure integration, in addition to discussing increased interaction and harmonization regarding initiatives and goals between the two sides.

This agreement contributes to achieving the objectives of the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics Services, which is an integral part of the factors and programs of the Saudi Vision 2030. It seeks to invest in Saudi Arabia's strategic location and consolidate its position as a global logistics center linking the three continents of the world. The strategy aims to develop infrastructure and improve the efficiency of the transport system lines, achieving efficient connectivity and expanding public transport services in cities, improving the quality of life and services provided, and strengthening effective partnerships with the public and private sectors.

Partnerships in the Justice Sector

Electronic justice services platform through which all electronic services of the Ministry of Justice are provided through a unified portal; To increase the satisfaction of the Ministry of Justice's beneficiaries, including citizens, residents, and business sectors, and to facilitate users to access and deal with electronic justice services in an easy and fast manner.
An innovative solution that enables those interested in auctions to participate in auctions electronically without the need to come to the auction site and complete all financial transactions electronically. This solution helps government and private agencies liquidate their assets and manage their liquidation electronically.
An electronic platform under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice enables you to issue and manage executive bonds and provide electronic executive bond management and organization services with high efficiency to protect the rights of parties to commercial transactions easily and safely.
An electronic service under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice and the operation of a Thiqa Company, which allows individuals, institutions, and companies to issue or cancel agencies and document companies' contracts, in addition to documenting real estate vacancies at any time, whether during official working hours or outside it, through notaries licensed by the Ministry of Justice who are present throughout Saudi Arabia.
An electronic platform that aims to activate reconciliation in the Ministry of Justice and enable the parties to the case, the reformers of the Ministry of Justice and the registered reformers, to meet in reality or virtual and practice the reconciliation process to reach a solution acceptable to the parties to the conflict, through fully automated procedures from the beginning of submitting the reconciliation request to its end.
It is an initiative provided by the Ministry of Justice to provide centers for the implementation of custody, vision, and visit provisions, aiming at Facilitating citizens' implementation of custody, vision, and visitation provisions within an environment suitable for family members (eligible centers); Create job opportunities in the field of community service; and Improving the Ministry of Justice, government agencies, and the third sector provides integrated services to serve the community.

Partnerships in the Financial Sector and Trade

It is one of the Saudi Arabian Monetary agencies; it was launched in 2004 as a central system for presenting and paying bills and other payments electronically in Saudi Arabia.

SADAD aims to provide a one-stop solution for all payments. Today, it facilitates and expedites various payments to individuals, banks, companies, and the government sector and develops new services that include all expenses.

One of the Ministry of Finance's initiatives aims to achieve the satisfaction of government agencies and their clients through an integrated electronic work environment for government procurement and competition within the framework of the government bid and procurement system and its implementing regulations.

One of the Ministry of Commerce's initiatives aims to issue, renew and edit the commercial register electronically within 180 seconds.

The Saudi Ministry of Commerce initiative in cooperation with the (Thiqa) Business Services Company to develop and operate it. It is a new and helpful service for all dealers in e-commerce, whether sellers or buyers.

An initiative by the Saudi Organization for Standardization, Metrology, and Quality in cooperation with the (Thiqa) Business Services Company to develop and operate them, which is a platform that helps you easily register products and required certificates of conformity, as well as access to the conformity assessment bodies accepted by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization locally and internationally.

It is a government center with a legal capacity, financial and administrative independence, and seeks to achieve cooperation between judicial and governmental authorities, as well as the private sector and individuals, in its tasks related to liquidation and sale; In collaboration with many partners and service providers whom the center, through its supervision, contributes to moving the wheel of the economy, in an integrated cycle that guarantees the reliability and achievement of justice, as well as the competence and professionalism that the center enjoys.

One of the Monsha'at initiatives contains many electronic solutions and platforms: an Indirect Lending Initiative, Funding Guarantee (Kafalah Program), The Venture Investment Initiative, Bank financing products, a Funding portal, and Financial awareness.

It is the regulator of the evaluation profession in Saudi Arabia, and it works to put in place regulations and legislation that allow residents to practice their work by international evaluation standards, as well as provide qualification programs to accredit and qualify practitioners for this profession based on scientific foundations and global practices. Evaluation contributes to preserving rights and achieving justice among the beneficiaries by providing professional services and high-quality evaluation reports.

An initiative by the Saudi Authority for Accredited Evaluators aims to connect electronically between the beneficiaries of evaluation services and licensed evaluation facilities, as it allows beneficiaries to obtain many offers to carry out the evaluation process, compare them, and follow all process steps and manage them completely through the "Qayem" system.

  • Bank Al-Jazira & Real Estate Development Fund

This is a partnership to promote the completion of “Qayyem” (Evaluate) initiative, belonging to the Saudi Authority for Accredited Evaluators, which aims to e-linking between the beneficiaries of the evaluation services and the licensed evaluation facilities, as it allows the beneficiaries to obtain many offers to implement the evaluation process, compare them, and follow all steps and manage the process completely via the Evaluation System.

  • JLL Company

A partnership to provide real estate valuation services. This is one of the projects of the Saudi Authority for Accredited Evaluators: taqeem.gov.as.

  • Al Mustaqbal (Future) University, Takamol (Integration) Holding Company

This partnership aims to cooperate in the fields of Education, Development, and Training, besides providing Specialized Training Courses.

Partnerships in the Digital Sector

The Digital Government Authority issued the first package of licenses for digital government business for three companies: Elm for Information Security, Takamol Business Services, and Thiqah, to develop and operate 15 existing digital government platforms and products. The Digital Government Authority also launched a new technical classification for contractors in the ICT Sector in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing.


The Digital Government Authority and SAP signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the field of digital government and emerging technologies, support digital government transformation systems, and enhance digital innovation. The Memorandum of Understanding aims to:

  • Supporting digital government transformation projects and initiatives
  • Providing digitization and innovation acceleration systems for the government sector
  • Strengthening cooperation between various government agencies
  • Providing operational costs for digital government transformation initiatives
  • Developing standard specifications for government digital products
  • The Digital Government Authority signs an agreement with SITE to develop and launch the national platform for exchanging administrative correspondence between government agencies during the Saudi Digital Exhibition at the Leap 23 conference
  • The Digital Government Authority signs a cooperation agreement with a company QSS to take advantage of the company's capabilities in artificial intelligence robots, which contributes to promoting the adoption of innovative solutions in government agencies
  • The Digital Government Authority signed an agreement with Masdar Company to provide data solutions that contribute to classifying contractors and providers of digital government services
  • The Digital Government Authority licenses digital government work for (3) technology companies
  • A partnership between the Digital Government Authority and the company SAP Saudi Software Services
  • The Digital Government Authority licenses two companies and 11 digital products to provide digital government business
  • The Digital Government Authority signed a memorandum of cooperation with Masdar Company to launch discounted packages for several services
  • "Digital Government" launches the technical classification of contractors in the communications and information technology sector

DGA licenses 5 firms to offer digital government services

On 23.03.2023, The Digital Government Authority (DGA) provided five companies with the third package of general interim licenses for digital government services. These companies are the Saudi Company for Electronic Information Exchange (Tabadul), National Housing Co. (NHC), Masdr Data Solution, Tamkeen Technologies, and Tatweer Education Technologies. The Authority has also issued several special licenses for developing and operating seven government platforms and products.
These licenses aim to:

  1. Raising the efficiency and quality of digital platforms
  2. Providing pioneering digital services to beneficiaries
  3. Improving the consulting environment to support entrepreneurs
  4. Strengthening private-public partnerships
  5. Accelerating the growth of the digital economy

These licenses are one of the "Experimental Regulatory Environment for Technology Companies Initiative” outcomes that the DGA launched in November 2021. The Authority seeks to increase the efficiency and quality of digital platforms and provide services besides leading digital beneficiaries, improving the investment environment to support entrepreneurs, strengthening public-private partnerships and accelerating the growth of the digital economy.
The Digital Government Authority has already issued the 1st and 2nd packages in 2022 of the interim licenses of the digital government's work for (5) companies and (26) platforms.

Events Investment Fund

Established by Royal Decree in 2019, we are mandated to develop a world-class event infrastructure supporting the entertainment, tourism, culture, and sports sectors in Saudi Arabia. In doing so, we help to bridge the infrastructure gap for the country’s annual national calendar by working with the private sector while ensuring the fund's long-term financial sustainability.


The fund will focus on developing and increasing direct foreign investment opportunities for a GDP impact of SAR28 billion by 2045. The focus will be on nurturing partnerships between the private and public sectors, securing a supportive environment for strategic partnership in the events industry and increasing the number of job opportunities for citizens.


The Events Investment Fund’s vision is aligned with the National Development Fund’s strategy, launched by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, and aims to make the fund a pivotal enabler for the economic and social objectives of Vision 2030, overcoming existing development challenges in line with global best practices and stimulating a threefold increase in the private sector's impact on Saudi Arabia's economy by 2030.

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