Praise is to Allah, the Almighty. Peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad bin Abdullah, his family, companions and followers.
Prof. Moaddi bin Muhammad Aal Madh-hab, President of Umm Al-Qura University (UQU); may Allah protect you!
UQU Vice-Presidents, Deans, Ladies, gentlemen and colleagues: may peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you!
Every achievement has fruit; and each season has harvest. Today, here we are harvesting what we have sown for a whole year. It has been a year of different branches, ripe fruits and obvious achievements, thanks to Allah. Such achievements have chased ambition, embraced endeavors, and flown successfully until they have become a visible tangible reality.
In this regard, the most significant achievement in this year has been the launch of Umm Al-Qura Consultancy Oasis by HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Emir of Makkah Region, may Allah save him! The Oasis is considered the star of this year’s harvest in the field of training units, consulting contracts, research studies and expertise offices of sophisticated academic potential.
Stemming from our concern with continuing in the light of the Saudi Vision 2030 and through our mission that embodies leadership in the production, transfer and localization of knowledge and technology, the Oasis comprised SAFE Center. The Center’s mission has been to provide consulting and training experts in the domain of safety systems in industrial, constructing and general projects. It is worth mentioning that the largest share of support was allocated to SAFE by the Ministry of Education among the National Transformation initiatives nominated by UQU.
In the same context, the initiative of constructing and operating Faran Center for Rehabilitation and Hospitalization has been launched. It has aimed to be the first building block in an ambitious project to build and develop an integrated city for medical rehabilitation, particularly for people with physical disabilities. In addition, such city of Islamic characteristics has been designed to be on the blessed land of Makkah next to the Holy Mosque as a global investment initiative.
Through such integrated oasis we aspire to build a bright future for consultancy services and studies in addition to Professional Accreditation support services. This is in line with the needs of individuals, society and homeland, and via integration and interdependence with the stakeholders to achieve growth and prosperity towards the knowledge-based and technical economy.
Thus, we cannot but extend deep thanks and gratitude to Prof. Dr. Abdullah bin Omar Bafil, UQU President and first supporter for the Institute towards more and continuous achievement and brilliance. Moreover, thanks and appreciation should be extended to UQU Vice-Presidents and all the Institute’s vice-deans, affiliates, employees, consultants, unit supervisors, trainers, as well as expertise office heads of sophisticated academic potential.
To conclude, I wish that Allah, the Almighty would crown our efforts with unending success and prosperity. Praise is to Allah!
Dr. Muhammad bin Naif Al-Shareef