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Saudi Private Sector Establishes Unit to Monitor Supply Chains

Saudi Private Sector Establishes Unit to Monitor Supply Chains

Thursday, 26 March, 2020 - 13:15
Asharq Al-Awsat
Jeddah - Saeed al-Abyad

The Saudi private sector has established a unit that functions under the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) to address any obstacles facing food and medical supply chains from countries of origin.

The group aims at helping Saudi companies overcome difficulties by coordinating with business councils in countries that have economic ties with Saudi Arabia.

CSC Chairman Ajlan al-Ajlan told Asharq Al-Awsat that the council, along with its 28 chambers across the Kingdom, as well as the committees in all sectors play a pivotal role at this stage.

He pointed out that the Council has multiple tasks, including communication between the public and private sectors to develop future solutions to any issue the private sector may face.

Directly after announcing the new coronavirus outbreak and in line with the Kingdom’s precautionary measures taken, the CSC established the unit to face any challenges including delays in supply chains or obstacles from the country of origin to help solve the issues by coordinating with relevant authorities.

“In cooperation with government authorities and the private sector, the group communicates with banks, the customs authority and other parties to ensure smooth work during this period.”

All the measures taken have helped in providing abundant food and health commodities in the Saudi local market, compared to the shortage recorded in many markets in major countries, Ajlan stressed.

This proves the success of the Kingdom’s policy in dealing with the new coronavirus and the measures it has taken in all fields and sectors.

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