HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Chairman of the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the National Programme for the development of handicraft industries (Baree), the Committee, which was held at the headquarters of the Authority meeting in Riyadh.
At the beginning of the meeting to raise Highness the President of the Commission in his name and on behalf of the members of the Committee thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and His Highness the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz - may Allah - the Cabinet's decision in a month May last afterlife approve the national strategy for the development of handicraft industries, and its executive five-year, pointing his that this decision reflects the state's interest in the development of this sector, which carries economic benefits and providing sources of income to a wide cross-section of citizens in all parts of the Kingdom, and contributing to the conservation aspects of the national heritage , noting his including extended to this decision of the Holy welcome and attention, especially among those interested in economic development and the creation of areas of work and investment opportunities for citizens and those interested in the letter, handicrafts and artisans working in this field and artisans.
He stressed that this decision is the culmination of decisions aimed at the development of this influential economic sector, notably the Royal Decree that all the gifts the state of the local heritage manufactures are, in addition to associations and festivals that have contributed to the heritage conservation, particularly the Janadriyah who personified vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques God protect him and his interest in the national heritage. And Sheikh Mohammed welcomed members of the Committee in this first meeting after the Cabinet decision in the month of June last second to approve the national strategy for the development of handicraft industries, and its executive five-year, and the establishment of the national program for the development of handicrafts and industries to be independent of the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities commissioned Chairman of the Commission, headed by its board of directors general supervision of the program in the first phase, which extends for five years and represents incubation and launch phase.
Prince Sultan indicated that this program came out of the recommendations approved by the state and national tourism development strategy in 1425 and built by independent project raised by the Authority for the State of full consensus of the parties, which was formed to study the crafts program and oversaw the strategy, which raised the state recently approved, and these actors are: Ministries of Finance , economics, planning, trade and industry, social affairs, and work in addition to the General Organization for Technical Training, the General Authority for Investment, and the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce.
Adding Highness that this strategy developed after poll experiences of a number of developed countries in the field of handicrafts, taking visuals workers and those interested in handicrafts in all regions of the UK, working with investors and business incubators and those interested in the development of small and medium enterprises and economic sectors emerging.
He drew his to the national program for the development of handicraft industries (Baree) offers solutions to create jobs in the cities and villages and the desert and contributing to the provision of decent living opportunities for a large segment of citizens, as it is a source of economic development in small towns and rural areas.
He added: "We foresee in the future, starting with this sector in the future authentic as a sector to play its role in the national economy, and that Mahrcn enters new in this sector for the completion of the system needed to develop the sector this is important, and within that activation of financing the integrated pilot projects, small and medium enterprises, and corporate marketing and trademark protection (Saudi craft authentic), and the development of marketing at the local and global levels, and the system of distribution and marketing of products are developed as is the case in other countries. He discussed the initiation of the center in coordination with partners in the program mechanism, namely the ministries of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Education , Finance, Economy and Planning, Culture and Information, Trade and Industry, Labour, Social Affairs, the General Authority for Investment, the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities, the General Organization for Technical and Vocational Training, Council of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Saudi Arabia, with the aim of advancement of the sector.
The meeting also discussed a program for the headquarters of the national program for the development of handicraft industries, processing and office headquarters technical means.
The Committee reviewed the meeting a number of activities and programs related to the development of handicraft artisans and support in a number of areas.