Middle East

Saudi Railway Company Station was the place to take a break

Tue, 2018-06-05 02:24

JEDDAH: Break Station, an exclusive event held during Ramadan from Friday till Monday at the Saudi Railway Company Station, boasted a number of activities including sahoor, magic shows, games and challenges, art exhibitions, educational games for children, baloot and FIFA challenges in an exceptional Ramadan atmosphere.
Break Station gathered many celebrities such as the artist Yousif Al-Jarrah, Basheer Ghunaim, and Muhammed Al-Shehri.
A young participant, Shahad Al-Otaibi, an English literature student who is also an artist, told Arab News about her art piece: “My partner and I were asked to create a wall painting that symbolizes the Kingdom by drawing King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and King Abdul Aziz, the founder of Saudi Arabia.”
Al-Otaibi and her partner worked on the wall art project from day one of the event.
“We usually sell some of our art pieces, yet other pieces we present as gifts,” she said.
“Our business is working very well. We have been participating in a lot of events such as Lahona Bassma and once, which were exhibitions held during Ramadan and a lot of people are buying our art pieces. We are also expecting to participate in the art and culture event that will happen during Eid.”
Saud Al-Subaie, CEO of Bawader, which is responsible for organizing Break Station, told Arab News: “The goal is to increase the communitys knowledge about the achievements of the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) through Break Station event. SAR is part of the Kingdoms Vision 2030 and today the railway covers the track extending from Riyadh to Al-Majmaah, Al-Qassim, Hail, Al-Qurayyat and Al-Jawf, covering the northern region of the Kingdom.”
Al Subaie added: “The railway between Al-Harmain is fully completed and opened recently, and the company is expecting to open its railways for all regions and cities in the near future.”
SAR was founded in 2006 by the Public Investments Fund with the aim of implementing a railway project that links the northern region with both the eastern and central regions of the Kingdom. SAR is applying state-of-the-art global standards of performance, entertainment, safety and high-tech implementation.
SAR will play an important role in supporting the idea of Saudization. Until now, 70 percent of its staff are Saudis. The company is also supporting the progress of diversifying sources of income. In addition, it is nationalizing the tasks of operation and management of this sector in terms of investments in supporting industries that would create new and promising opportunities for the young generations. SAR also wants to achieve the principle of sustainability for the future of this sector at large.
The company is offering discounts for all students, and the Saudi soldiers in the southern border areas. Accommodation is also provided for people with special needs.

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