Al-Mashaer Metro Line Begins Operations for Hajj Season

This service follows the successful conclusion of an extensive 90-day trial operation phase - SPA
This service follows the successful conclusion of an extensive 90-day trial operation phase - SPA
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Al-Mashaer Metro Line Begins Operations for Hajj Season

This service follows the successful conclusion of an extensive 90-day trial operation phase - SPA
This service follows the successful conclusion of an extensive 90-day trial operation phase - SPA

Al-Mashaer Al-Mugaddasah Metro Line embarked on its inaugural journey this morning, marking the commencement of service for the this year's Hajj season. Pilgrims can now utilize the metro for effortless transportation between the holy sites in Mina, Arafat, and Muzdalifah via the nine conveniently located stations, according to SPA.
This service follows the successful conclusion of an extensive 90-day trial operation phase, as announced by Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR) on Monday. The trial period served to confirm the operational readiness of the 17 trains that will serve pilgrims throughout the Hajj season.
In preparation for the holy season, SAR undertook comprehensive maintenance efforts across the entire metro system, including upgrades to trains, stations, signaling and communication systems, and the operation and control center.
SAR has bolstered its workforce by contracting over 7,500 seasonal employees. These multilingual staff members are fluent in English, Turkish, Indonesian, Nigerian languages, and more, ensuring effective communication and exceptional service for all pilgrims.



Saudi Team Wins 6 Awards at 2024 International Mathematical Olympiad in UK

Saudi Team Wins 6 Awards at 2024 International Mathematical Olympiad in UK
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Saudi Team Wins 6 Awards at 2024 International Mathematical Olympiad in UK

Saudi Team Wins 6 Awards at 2024 International Mathematical Olympiad in UK

Under the auspices of the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity "Mawhiba" and the Ministry of Education, the Saudi mathematics team won six awards at the 65th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2024 held in the UK from July 15 to 21.

The event featured 603 talented students from 104 countries, with the Saudi team securing 1 silver medal, 4 bronze medals, and 1 certificate of appreciation.

Hadi Al-Aithan from the Al-Ahsa education department won the silver medal, while Youssef Bakheet (Yanbu education department), Mohammed Rabie (Madinah education department), Muath Al-Qahtani (Al-Sharqiyah education department), and Ahmed Al-Shehri (Riyadh education department) received bronze medals.

Mohammad Al-Ghamdi from the Al-Sharqiyah education department was honored with a certificate of appreciation.

Secretary-General of Mawhiba Amal Al-Hazzaa extended her congratulations to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, for this remarkable national achievement.

She also congratulated the students, their families, schools, teachers, and education departments for their outstanding accomplishment and wished them continued success.

Al-Hazzaa described this triumph in such a prestigious competition as a moment of immense pride for the entire nation.

Furthermore, she underlined her gratitude to Minister of Education Youssef Al-Benyan for his unwavering support of Mawhiba and the exceptionally talented students in public education.

She commended the minister's dedication in providing necessary resources and opportunities, which have contributed to the fruitful partnership between the ministry and Mawhiba.

Furthermore, she highlighted Al-Benyan’s efforts to empower Saudi talents and propel them to greater heights of achievement through this collaboration.

Saudi Arabia's participation in the IMO 2024 is part of the Mawhiba International Olympiad program, which operates under a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Education. The program is one of 20 different initiatives offered annually by Mawhiba and the ministry, providing advanced curricula and enriching programs.

The initiatives offer a multi-phase journey for gifted students, exploring, boosting, and empowering their ambitions, in collaboration with local and international partners.

Students enrolled in the Mawhiba International Olympiad program undergo rigorous training, over 1,000 hours a year, in cooperation with the ministry. The training, focused on their chosen scientific track, is delivered under the guidance of local trainers and international Olympiad experts.

With this latest achievement, Saudi Arabia's tally of IMO awards has risen to 77, including 12 silver medals, 46 bronze medals, and 19 certificates of appreciation.