A Word Delivered by His Excellency the Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. TAWFIG FAWZAN ALRABIAH, on the Occasion of the 84th National Day, 1435 AH of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

23 Sep 2014
 K.S.A. celebrates, in this historic day, the 84th  anniversary of its unity at the hands of the founder of K.S.A. King Abdulaziz Al Saud –May Allah grant mercy on his soul - It is a shining day for this dear homeland, and starting a way for a Nation whose unity is embodied in the commitment to Islamic religion and calling and preaching for it, where the people of the Kingdom are proud to transfer a true picture to the whole world about what the kingdom is witnessing of a comprehensive development in all sectors, through ambitious programs and projects translating the wise vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and His Highness the Second Crown Prince- May Allah bless them all- and their wise guidance to provide all elements of a decent life and well-being to the citizen and resident, this is in light of a life surrounded by all elements of stability and security. 

It is a great pleasure and pride for me in this blessed occasion to refer to some of the achievements in the sectors of Commerce and Industry during the march of welfare and prosperity: 

 - The sector of commerce and industry has received many important achievements, where the work in the Ministry has been developed to benefit from the electronic services and information revolution in the Kingdom, that enabled MCI to provide more than (80) e- services for citizens, businessmen, the people of this noble country and its residents in order to facilitate their access to the required service efficiently and promptly.   

 - The Ministry is facilitating and accelerating the process of communication with the public through the creation of a Unified Notification Center at the phone No.(1900) as well as the Ministry's website www.mci.gov.sa​, also a unified phone number for work services center (920 000 667) and also facilitating communication through the available social networks, believing that the proximity of the public is a duty imperatively demanded by the honesty placed on this Ministry, and which enables it to perform this honesty with all sincerity and dedication. 

 - The number of Commercial Registrations in the second quarter of 1435 AH reached (43723) registers, the number of Commercial Registrations for businesswomen in the second quarter of 1435 AH reached (5778) registers and the number of brands in the second quarter of 1435 AH reached (2939) brands. 

 - And because the Kingdom has global industrial potentials, many industrial cities have been established with developed and completed services, as the number of industrial cities in the Kingdom reached (32)industrial cities, spread over various regions, as the number of national licensed factories until the end of the third quarter of 1435 AH reached (6719) factories, and the number of the new industrial national licenses until the end of the third quarter of 1435 AH reached (1043) licenses, to contribute in diversifying the sources of income and not depending just on oil as the sole source of income, so as to achieve the aspirations of the leaders of this noble nation and its citizens. 

In conclusion, I would like to say that this Nation is enjoying the progress and prosperity in all areas by the grace of Almighty Allah first, and then by the generous patronage given by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and His Highness the Second Crown Prince – May Allah bless them all – and the wise government of this country. These achievements would not have taken place in MCI, without the encouragement and support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, may Allah bless him, and his appreciation for the work of his sons at MCI and their efforts in serving their fellow citizens and the residents, this is shown clearly in his last generous grant by supporting the efforts of the Ministry in the field of market control, through creating 600 new positions as Commercial Surveillants, that will help in monitoring the markets and protecting them against the illegal practices, and this will contribute in providing all commodities and services at competitive prices to be enjoyed by  citizens and residents, asking and praying to Almighty Allah to perpetuate security, safety and prosperity for our Nation. 

May Allah Guide us to the right path,,,
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018