Saudi women can now run catering business

The decision will provide sources of income for Saudi families. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi women can now run catering business under certain conditions. An approval to this effect was given by Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Prince Dr. Mansour Bin Miteb, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.

All workers in these shops ought to be Saudi women. The opening up of this sector will provide sources of income for Saudi families.

Undersecretary of the ministry for municipal affairs Yusuf Al-Saif said a circular has been issued to municipalities to ensure that the conditions are fulfilled when issuing licenses.

Women running catering business should fulfill Islamic law and provide a good and suitable work environment that guarantees privacy.

Municipalities will supervise and monitor these shops to ensure that they maintain hygienic conditions and comply with other regulations.

Applicants can telephone the municipality or visit the website of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs at http://www.momra.gov.sa
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44
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