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The Minister of Transport, Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, decided to 100% localize the activity of steering vehicles, by limiting work to Saudis, whether on vehicles, private or through facilities. He emphasized that this measure of full nationalization came to enhance job opportunities for the sons and daughters of the country in the activity after they had promoted it and achieved successes that confirm their competence to provide more opportunities in it, which made the percentage of foreigners working through these establishments only 4% of the total workers in Activity, and with the current procedure, 100% of all job opportunities in this activity will be localized. He added that the authority, with its successful partnership with many government agencies, including the
Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, and the Human Resources Fund, launched many initiatives and took many measures that boosted job opportunities for Saudis and women in this activity.
He explained that the most prominent of these initiatives is to amend the traffic system to allow private vehicles to operate. An agreement has also been signed with the Social Development Bank to finance the purchase of special vehicles to work in the activity. In addition to signing an agreement with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development and the Human Resources Fund to support Saudis with 40% of their income, not exceeding 2,400 for those who perform certain trips at peak time.
Al-Jasser noted the leadership’s support and keenness on its children in this activity that was evident during the Corona pandemic, by supporting workers in this activity, which constitutes their main source of income, with an amount of 3000 riyals for a period of 3 months.