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Saudi Arabia: Vision 2030 Program Hailed As ‘Greatest Event’ Since Nation’s Unification


Saudi female students from Makkah have expressed optimism over the Vision 2030 plan, saying that it will increase the sources of income, create job opportunities and bring about a real change in the Kingdom.

Samar Mohammed, a university student, termed the plan “a move in the right direction.” “The vision will help overall development, boost government services and herald a promising future, as the Kingdom won’t have to rely on oil as the main source of revenue,” she was quoted as saying by local media on Saturday.

Dina Yaqoob, another university student, said the citizen will be the primary partner to realize the vision and develop all areas of the economy. “Our leadership is ambitious and has all elements of the development process. I live today in an atmosphere of great optimism. All Saudis aspire to promote the homeland.”

Maha Saad, also a university student, said that the vision includes all components, mechanisms and pathways for national transformation. “Vision 2030 will be the greatest event since the unification of the Kingdom. It aims to promote society and combat unemployment. It will make the current and future generations a human wealth power.”

Meanwhile, a huge number of citizens welcomed the plan with “Thank you” messages on social media. Those posting reactions on Twitter included 83 percent males and 17 percent females, with 52 percent of the responses made through the hashtag “Thank you, Mohammed bin Salman.”

Hundreds of Saudis sent thank you messages to the deputy crown prince, the architect of the plan.

One Yasmin posted a message stating: “Thank you, Prince of Youth, may God protect and help you on your course of action.”

Another citizen, Dr. Samir, said the deputy crown prince has developed an “astute … economic vision” for the country.

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Arab News is Saudi Arabia's first English-language newspaper. It was founded in 1975 by Hisham and Mohammed Ali Hafiz. Today, it is one of 29 publications produced by Saudi Research & Publishing Company (SRPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG).

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