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    (Original post by -M$ [email protected])
    I'm a sister. :p:

    They should spend more on education in my opinion.
    Oh sorry. sis!
    Yep the govt should spend this money more wisely, however, let's not forget the House of Saud funds for their citizens to study abroad, paying their tuition fees, travel & living costs in return for them to come to Saudi and work there after their education completes.
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    (Original post by Hamesh)
    Oh sorry. sis!
    Yep the govt should spend this money more wisely, however, let's not forget the House of Saud funds for their citizens to study abroad, paying their tuition fees, travel & living costs in return for them to come to Saudi and work there after their education completes.
    You're forgetting the expatriates who work they're arse out yet are not given much. Yes well, they're doing well for their citizens but they could really build some great universities in the country itself if they want to but they choose not to.
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    (Original post by jacketpotato)
    You are fully aware that this was introduced to quell protests, not out of the "goodness" of the royal family's heart.



    This is a bit of a contradiction, no? If the figures are not available, how do you know the value of the Hajj/Umrah industry? In any event, I'm not sure that an annual pilgrammage is a sound basis on which to build your economy...
    Dude. Saudi Arabia for good or worse operates under tight secrecy in it's oil industry. It never shows it's total oil reserves, it's actual exports and imports and the level of investment in the field so it would be useless to talk about oil in Saudi.

    Secondly, yes you are right but the King before mid east crisis already supported up to 100 000 Saudis world wide for their education. Yes there are problems in education but you have to realize Saudi culture is very different from what you live in. If there are reforms it has to be put gradually for the culture to evolve.
    Thirdly, there are 8 million immigrants currently working in Saudi Arabia and 1 million un employed Saudi workers and there are huge incentives for firms to employ these saudis but as is the case in England firms find it much cheaper to employ foreigners who are willing to work more for less pay.

    I just want to add this is a Private-public work and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talaal hopes to lure 19 million pilgrims who annually come to visit Jeddah and mecca.
    This tower will be built with a solid aim in mind.
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    (Original post by -M$ [email protected])
    You're forgetting the expatriates who work they're arse out yet are not given much. Yes well, they're doing well for their citizens but they could really build some great universities in the country itself if they want to but they choose not to.
    I agree. Hopefully they will!
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    (Original post by LeeC)
    How does zero- waste work? People still have to use things, like plastic etc.
    The answer lies in composting and recycling materials. To keep trash from ending up in a landfill, much of the waste will end up in a compost pile, where bacteria will decompose the material. Otherwise, recycling will be a high priority for the city.
 
 
 
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