Eng. Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, visited headquarters of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) at Riyadh.
The Minister was welcomed by Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud, KACST President and a selection of KACST’s high ranking officials and researchers.
Eng. Al-Falih reviewed the most prominent research projects carried out by KACST in various strategic technologies enshrined in the National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan (NSTIP) along with the research programs KACST carries out in the field of energy, as well as the investment’s mechanism through the Saudi Company for Development and Technology Investment (TAQNIA)
Concluding his visit to KACST, Al-Falih stressed the importance of scientific research and technological development as well as building up an integrated and sustainable national science, technology and innovation system that effectively contributes to the economic development and achieving the vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2030.