Amid a big presence of the male and female pioneers
representatives of the Secretariat of the eastern region and the Bank of Social
Development, the portable food trucks licenses granted to women and men alike,
regardless of gender, refusing any conditions of owning a "restaurant" for the granting of the
license, stressing that the intention was a location or a fixed place for
processing, pointing that the (11) people
who have obtained licenses for portable food trucks do not have restaurants, and
a full time requirement is effective when has the final approval, and not
was in a meeting of induction portable food project, mechanisms and
requirements for licensing vehicles, held by Asharqia Chamber on Monday
evening, Feb. 13, represented by the Small and Medium projects development center,
in collaboration with the Secretariat of the eastern region and the Bank of
social development, amid a big presence of young men and women the of Dammam
and other interested
figures and specialists in small and medium projects development.
meeting which was moderated by the Executive Director of a group hosted Abdulrahman
Moaibed for the Consulting Engineers, Eng. Abdul Rahman Al Moaibed, titled (licensing
mechanism for portable food carts), Director General of the Environment services eastern region health, Dr. Abdul Rahman
Al Shahyl, who pointed to the importance of the project as it corresponds to
the kingdom vision to the future, stressing that the idea is made by young men
and women, and they are now in the process of renovation to make them proper environmentally
healthy and socially.
meeting gathered the head of the credit
and project finance bank social development in Dammam Khaled Al Ghamdi, who
presented a detailed presentation about the portable sales carts program to provide funding support for
the young men and women who have the desire and ambition to have self employment, noting that the program
is characterized by comprehensiveness to give the carts owners a big chance to choose what fits with their
interests and abilities according to the requirements of the market.
Shahyl stressed that the idea of the portable food trucks have been
implemented some time ago and it is now in the process of renewal and
development, and that such meetings are like a brainstorming of ideas and suggestions to rework the project on a right basis,
pointing that the decision to improve the idea of portable trucks, appeared two
years after the passage of evaluation
and following up to the existing carts as well as watching the experiments around
Shahyl pointed to the difficulty of food activities as it relates to more than
one factor and on top is the consumers health, which he says has prompted the
Secretariat to communicate and listen to all the relevant authorities such as civil
defense, health and environmental organizations, as well as public meetings
through the chamber of commerce, associations and various funds.
Shahyl, stressed that the portable food
truck licenses granted to women and men alike, regardless of type, it is a
project provided to citizens of both sexes, denying rumors that the possession
of the applicant for a restaurant condition until it gets a license, stressing
that the intended as a fixed location other than the truck and it is a fixed place to
for processing, and that persons who have been granted licenses to them
previously do not have restaurants.
Shahyl said that our meetings both with the relevant institutions or with the
public have resulted in several proposals for inclusion in the project procedures,
such as searching the proposal of how to take advantage of parking in
commercial centers, as well as several proposals, but under study like
activities of the portable truck.
his part, Khaled Al Ghamdi, confined the goals of the financing Program for
Social Development Bank, in enhancing the
national economy, by enhancing young people of both sexes to work in their own trucks, as well as contributing to the
provision of job opportunities for citizens and contribute to the success of settlement
as well as the trucks.
Ghamdi reviewed the financing conditions for the portable trucks, pointing that
the higher end financing is 200 thousand riyals, and that the applicant must be
a Saudi citizen, and not under the age of 21 years and not more than 60 years,
and to be a full time to the project, pointing that a full time requirement of
this is by giving the final approval to
Regarding the guarantees, Al Ghamdi said that the bank guarantees include a sponsor by
70%, or any other collateral, as well as owning a health certificate and that
funding priority is of the targeted programs for categories targeted by the Ministry of Labour and Social
Ghamdi, presented what he called the plan
of the project, divided into two phases, the former is the stage of introduction,
which begins by applying mail and then the credit check, which means to ensure
that persons applying to the proposal to have business records, and then the
personal interview and submit the work plan,
then comes the second stage, according
to Al Ghamdi, is divided to two stage, the first is the signing of the contract
and payments, noting that the paying is on three batches, and that there is one
year with no premiums and it is enhancing the project, and the second step is
to follow up the implementation of the project and collecting the premiums.
Manager of the Environment Department in
the municipality of Al Khobar, Muhamed Hassan, presented a film about the truck from the inside and their
components, and the equipment it must contain and the design, stressing the
importance to mind environmental requirements and personal hygiene for those in
charge of the project, pointing that there is a decree by the secretary general
of the Eastern Province, HE Eng. Fahd al Jubeir, working on the development of
investments and removing barriers to projects by citizens, and the work of His
Excellency to issue the assigned decree by the General Department for
environmental Health in the region
issuing a temporary regulation for the operation of portable food units and provide support and
advice to licenses applicants so as to
ensure the application of the highest health and
environmental standards on these units.
At the end of the meeting, the Secretary General of Asharqia Chamber, Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al Wabel, presented a memorial shield for each
of the Director General of Environmental Health in the Eastern Province, Dr.
Abdul Rahman Al Shahyl, and head of the credit and project finance in the social
development bank in Dammam, Khaled Al Ghamdi.