2005 News Story

Second Saudi airline and new telecom reforms expected

Secretary-General of the Supreme Economic Council Abdulrahman Al-Tuwaijri, speaking at a conference in Abu Dhabi yesterday, predicted that before the end of this year Saudi Arabia will grant a license for a second, private airline, to operate within the Kingdom only; and in 2006, there will be a third mobile phone license and a second landline license. The main elements of Saudi Arabia’s economic reform program, he declared, are institutional and structural, but also privatization and greater development of human resources.