Saudi Arabia permits women to work as air traffic controllers soon
Source :NewsBharati   Date :19-Sep-2017

Riyadh, September 19: Saudi Arabia with an aim to achieve its glorious 2030 plan has permitted women to work in the civil aviation sector. Notably, the rulers of the kingdom on Monday allowed women to be trained as air traffic controllers for the first time in its history to create more jobs and economy in the country.

The Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation which is the only country's aviation training body on Tuesday announced a one-year course for Saudi women to qualify and progress into the air traffic control profession. As many as 80 females between 18 and 25 years of age will be in the first batch and will be given training in order to progress into a profession.

However, this massive decision of engaging women into civil aviation sector comes after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pushing modernization project, Vision 2030, which aims to diversify the economy of country. The key aim of the crown prince's project Vision 2030 is to boost women's presence in the workforce to 28 percent, from 23 percent.

Under the Vision 2030 project, as many as 80,000 job opportunities created for women. Many other steps were taken to fulfil all the aims under Vision 2030 including women were allowed to drive in the kingdom.

The Vision 2030 project will see as many as 80,000 job opportunities created for women, with the heir to the throne of King Salman looking to encourage more women to work in a country that has long stifled their opportunities. Soon, only women will be hired to work in women's clothing stores across the entire country. The Ministry of Labour and Social Development show that the number of women in private-sector roles has increased 130 percent between 2012 and 2016.