Isnin, Mei 12, 2014

Expats at Yanbu fish market in tight spot

Expats at Yanbu fish market in tight spot


ROLE REDUCED: Foreign workers at the Yanbu fish market can work only as cleaners. (AN photo)
JEDDAH: IRFAN MOHAMMED- Published — Monday 12 May 2014 - ARAB NEWS.

》》Scores of Asian expatriate workers selling fish in the central fish market in Yanbu are in a tight spot as authorities are intensifying inspection campaign to implement the policy of nationalization of shops in the coastal town. The market, which is largely dominated by Asian expatriates, has been under the radar of authorities to create jobs for unemployed Saudi youth.

Until recently, many of the shops were managed by expatriate workers mainly from Bangladesh and India. They paid their Saudi sponsors anything between SR40,000 and SR50,000 per year, which is much higher than actual cost which is not less than SR10,000, sources said.

A number of shops have been shut down in Yanbu with the result the price of fish has gone up 30 percent and supplies to Madinah and Jeddah have been affected.

“We are allowed only to cut and clean the fish,” an Indian expatriate told Arab News, and added that many workers are not entering the market for fear of arrest and deportation.

Some workers said by telephone that they will leave for home on six-month exit/re-entry visas. “If the situation continues to remain the same even then, our long association with the fish market will become memory,” one worker said.

Expatriate workers used to run shops from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. but now Saudi citizens man the shops just for a few hours, sources said, adding that most of them leave at noon to pick up their children from schools.

Yanbu Gov. Mosaed Al-Salem is monitoring the Saudization process in the fish market and making field visits to the site. To ensure implementation of directives, a special committee has been formed that includes police, representative from the governorate, officials from Ministries of Agriculture and Fisheries, Labor and Commerce and representatives of fishermen, according to official sources.

Sayeed Al-Rajhi, chairman of Saudization committee in the fish market has hailed the move saying that it should have been done long ago.

According to sources in the market, special teams are stationed in the market to apprehend any violator and authorities are not allowing any shop to operate without Saudi employees. They added that no expatriate worker is allowed to deal with customers, which has to be carried out only by a Saudi citizen. 《《

Ahad, Mac 02, 2014

Yanbu to host SR65m ‘pilgrim hub’

Yanbu to host SR65m ‘pilgrim hub’

Yanbu has been chosen by Saudi authorities to be developed as a major point for Haj and Umrah pilgrims, along with Makkah, Madinah and Jeddah. Various infrastructure projects in Yanbu are likely to transform Yanbu into another major pilgrim hub, according to officials. In keeping with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah’s commitment to ensure comfort and welfare of pilgrims visiting the Kingdom, the authorities were focusing on overall development of infrastructure projects in all these places, Haj Minister Bandar Al-Hajar has declared. The establishment of a ‘pilgrim city’ in Yanbu at a cost of SR65 million has great potential, he says. This is because Yanbu can play a major role in handling the increasing number of pilgrims arriving from sea, which would ease pressure on the Jeddah seaport. Al-Hajar highlighted the new plans during a visit to the proposed integrated pilgrim city site in Yanbu. Moves to upgrade the airports and seaports at Yanbu are all part of a massive scheme to handle the increasing number of Haj and Umrah pilgrims visiting the Kingdom, said Al-Hajar. The Haram expansion project, Jeddah Airport project and metro train and integrated public transport system will also help upgrade pilgrim services. The minister said Yanbu has the potential to grow into a leading hub for pilgrims because of its strategic advantage. Its airport and close proximity with highway and residential areas in the city. “The pilgrim city also has the potential for private sector participation which can make Yanbu a strong tourism destination,” the Haj minister said in a statement. The pilgrim city, which will be executed in five phases, will be equipped with commercial centers, hypermarket, hotel, restaurants, banks, offices of travel and tourism agencies besides other basic facilities such as gasoline stations and workshops. Sahil bin Abdullah Sarur, transport secretary at the Haj Ministry, said the ministry is targeting Yanbu as a hub for land transits for Haj and Umrah pilgrims. The proposal for allowing foreign pilgrims who travel by vehicles between Yanbu and Egypt Hurghada shipping lines was submitted to the Ministry of Interior and Madinah Governor.” Prince Faisal bin Salman, governor of Madinah, recently approved SR2 billion development projects for the Yanbu port including facilities for pilgrims. The port handles more than 100,000 pilgrims per annum.

Sabtu, Januari 04, 2014


  • Vitamin D, salah satu vitamin larut lemak yang mempunyai sifat sifat sebagai vitamin dan hormon, yang diperlukan untuk penyerapan dan penggunaan kalsium dan phosphorus.
  • Ia juga perlu untuk tumbesaran, ia penting terutamanya untuk tumbesaran tulang dan gigi yang normal pada kanak-kanak. 
  • Ia mencegah daripada otot menjadi lemah dan ia terlibat mengatur denyutan jantung. 
  • Ia juga penting dalam pencegahan dan rawatan kanser kolon, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, dan hypocalcemia, meningkatkan imuniti, ia juga perlu untuk fungsi tairoid pembekuan darah yang normal.

Terdapat beberapa bentuk vitamin D
termasuk  vitamin D2 (ergocaliciferol), 
yang datang dari sumber makanan; vitamin D3(cholecalciferol), 
yang disintesis dalam kulit kesan tindakbalas kepada dedahan cahaya ultraunggu matahari ; 
dan dalam bentuk tiruan dikenali sebagai vitamin D5
Daripada tiga bentuk vitamin D tersebut, vitamin D3 dianggap sebagai vitamin D dalam bentuk semulajadi dan lebih aktif.

Vitamin D boleh diperolehi daripada
  • minyak hati ikan, 
  • ikan air masin , 
  • hasil tenusu,
  • telur . 
Ia juga didapati daripada
  • mentega, 
  • minyak ikan kod, 
  • putih telur, 
  • ikan halibut, 
  • hati, 
  • susu, 
  • oat, 
  • ikan salmon, 
  • sardin, 
  • ubi kentang, 
  • tuna, 
  • minyak sayuran . 
Vitamin D juga terbentuk oleh badan kesan dari tindakbalas terhadap cahaya matahari pada kulit. 

Kekurangan vitamin D boleh menyebabkan :
Rickets, pada kanak-kanak 
( cacat tulang, terutamanya tulang belakang, kaki dan tengkorak; tulang mudah patah; bengkak sendi; dan lemah otot).

Osteomalacia, pada orang dewasa 
( tulang menjadi lembut, yang menyebabkan sakit, terutamanya pada kaki, pinggang, leher, dan tulang dada; mudah patah tulang; kejang otot pada tangan, kaki, dan tekak).

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