2001 News Story

Kingdom's national policy for science and technology

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz received in Riyadh today Minister of Planning Khalid Al-Gosaibi and President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Dr. Salih Al-Athel, who presented to him their jointly-prepared national policy document for science and technology. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Al-Athel explained that studies have shown the optimal duration of the project to be twenty years, counting from 1420 (2000). Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was also presented with a copy of the document.