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SRO signs an agreement of 1000 scholarships to study railway systems



H.E Minister of Education (MOE) Dr Azzam Bin Mohammad Al Dakhil, and H.E the President of Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) signed a partnership agreement between the MOE and SRO to enroll 1000 students for scholarship abroad within the third phase of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Scholarship program. The application submission for these scholarships to start on Ramadan 10th, 1436 H ( June 27th, 2015 ) via the portal of the (MOE).

Commenting on signing this agreement , Dr. Al-Dakhil expressed his happiness for signing the agreement with SRO which is an important vital sector. He added that the agreement has come within the quantum leap experienced by the Kingdom in the railways transportation. He stated the scholarships will provide qualified Saudi nationals for the existing and future jobs associated with these railway projects. This scholarship will cater for railways engineers, rolling stock engineers, signalling and communication engineers, ,railway - electrical engineers, railway operation engineers, safety engineers and logistical services engineers .

On the other hand, the president of SRO Mohamed Al-Suwaiket emphasized that this agreement will contribute effectively to meet the needs of the railway projects, and address the shortfall suffered by the SRO in the absence of qualified Saudi national. These new engineers will be deployed in existing development projects such as in Cargo and passenger lines and other similar projects such as Haramain High Speed Rail (HHR), the GCC rail link, North-South Rail Line, Landbridge Project, the future railway expansion projects throughout the Kingdom and metro projects in each of Riyadh, Makkah, Jeddah, Madinah and the Eastern Province, particularly in the engineering and technical specializations, stating that the expansion projects will provide job opportunities in all regions of the Kingdom.

Al Suwaiket added that the 1000 scholarships in railway studies, which will include high school graduates, Bachelor and Master degrees, have been identified and will be completed over the next five years, and this agreement provides a great opportunity for SRO to enlist scholarship students and follow their progress during the period of their studies.

Al Suwaiket thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz for his support to these steps taken , also extended his thanks to H.E the Minister of Education, Dr. Al-Dakhil for his continuous support to this initiative which will inevitably have a great impact on the continuous development of rail transport in the Kingdom.



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