Saudi Arabia Sees Greater Role for SMEs in National Economy

Saudi Arabia Sees Greater Role for SMEs in National Economy

Thursday, 12 July, 2018 - 11:45
Saudi Arabia is working on raising the contribution of SMEs to the national economy. (Reuters)
Riyadh - Shujaa al-Baqmi
Saudi Arabia is working on raising the contribution of small and medium enterprises to the national economy.

It is also working on improving the present SMEs programs and entrepreneurs in order to develop these enterprises.

SMEs are now presented with a real opportunity to develop their work and increase their contribution to the Kingdom’s economy.

This comes at a time when the Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monsha’at) is working on several of sophisticated programs that will push forward the role of SMEs.

To this end, Monsha’at launched a campaign to introduce the programs and services it is providing to SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Monsha'at chief Saleh Al-Rasheed said that the campaign aims to clarify the role of enterprises in developing and sponsoring the SMEs sector through implementing and supporting programs and projects.

It is also reinforcing intellectual and cultural roles aimed at developing free work, entrepreneurship, innovation and the diversification of sources of financial support.

Rasheed stressed Monsha'at’s vision to make the SMEs an essential driver of economic development in the Kingdom and a major player in the achievement of Saudi Vision 2030.

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