Achievements

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    0

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    5

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    12

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    2

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    8

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    2

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    Cash

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    Electronic transfer

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    7-10 days

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    24 hours

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    89%

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    48%

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    0%

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    100%

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    15%

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    100%

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    3 days

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    Immediate

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    5 days

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    30 days

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    3 hours

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    25 minutes

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    10 days

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    5 days

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    14 days

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    4 days

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    20 days

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    1 day

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    30%

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    53%

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    135

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    35

Notable sector reforms:

  • Launched the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program, which offers customs advantages to trusted businesses (customized pathways)
  • Launched logistics sector financing through the Saudi Industrial Development Fund, soft financing up to 75% of project costs to enhance competitiveness
  • Enhanced the Bonded Zone bylaws
  • Liberalized the postal sector and separated the legislator from the operator for improved governance
  • Launched the General Regulations for shipping agents (for local and foreign investors)
  • Adopted the trucks parking regulations
  • Adopted the goods carriage, freight brokers, and trucks leasing regulations
  • Adopted new rules and conditions for the establishment and operation of storage areas and warehouses
  • Established the National Traffic Safety Center
  • Automated the approval procedures of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture for clearing cargo at the main ports
  • Enabled easier transit and cross operations from one customs port to another through means of sea, air, and land transport
  • Launched the Truck Management System at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam and implementing in 4 other main ports

Notable sea ports achievements:

  • Launched an initiative to facilitate the export of national products which reduced the total cost by 53% for exporters
  • Reduced the fee for handling containers in King Fahad Industrial Port in Yanbu by up to 57.5%
  • Reduced the original tariff rate for loading empty containers at Jeddah Islamic Port on the way to King Fahad Industrial port by up to 50%
  • In final stages of container terminal concession deals with the private sector worth over $4 billion
  • Expanded port capacity with 1 additional berth for container goods in Duba port
  • Expanded port capacity with 2 additional berths for bulk cargo in King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam
  • Increased transshipment at Saudi Ports by 1.73%

Notable airports sector achievements:

  • Several airports under development in Al Jouf, Al Qunfudhah and Abha region
  • Started the operation of Neom Bay Airport, the first airport to service the new $500 billion futuristic city in the North-west of Saudi Arabia
  • Launched a new terminal at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, bringing the airport’s capacity to 12 million passengers
  • Inaugurated King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, the main gateway to the Western Region of Saudi Arabia and the two Holy Cities of Makkah &Medinah
  • Launched the Integrated Logistics Bonded Zone (ILBZ) at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s first special economic zone
  • Opened a new cargo terminal in King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, the gateway to Saudi Arabia’s most advanced industrial areas
  • Achieved best-in-class domestic access with over 25% peer-to-peer network connectivity ratio

Notable railways sector achievements:

  • Integrated and privatized national railway operations
  • Launched the North Network passenger service in 2017, serviced by 15 stations
  • Launched one of the world’s longest trains, with a train length of 3000 km
  • Launched the Mineral railway, which replaced 800,000 single truck trips and significantly reduced carbon emissions for minerals transport
  • Launched the Haramain High-speed Railway (HHR) in 2018, one of the 10 fastest trains in the world linking the Western cities of Jeddah, Makkah, and Medinah
  • Initiated the Saudi Landbridge project: a 1,000 km cross-country freight railway line connecting the East and West coasts of Saudi Arabia

Notable roads and land ports achievements:

  • Completed 57 road projects for a total of 1,700 km in length
  • Signed contracts for the operation and maintenance of 110 road projects, with an investment of over $1.1 billion
  • Signed contracts for 88 road projects, with a total value of $1.3 billion
  • Opened the new Raqa'i land port in the Saudi-Kuwaiti border
  • Reduced road accidents mortalities rate from 26 to 18 per 100 thousand