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Saudi women' s business park to create 21,000 jobs

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Staff writer ▼ | May 10, 2016
Saudi Aramco, Princess Nourah University (PNU) and Wipro Arabia inaugurated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's first all women Business & Technology Park.
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The project is expected to create nearly 21,000 jobs for Saudi women over a period of ten years.

The Women's Business Park (WBP) is a result of a joint venture between Princess Nourah University (PNU), the largest women's university in the world and Wipro Arabia Ltd. Saudi Aramco is the strategic advisor and anchor of this initiative.

Dedicated to working women, this business park is a first of its kind project aimed at providing knowledge-based employment for women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The joint venture agreement was signed at a ceremony held at PNU, attended by the Minister of Education, Ahmad Al-Issa, PNU Rector, Al-Ameel, Saudi Aramco president and chief executive officer Amin H. Nasser, and Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Limited.

The Women’s Business Park is envisioned to be the largest Engineering Drafting Services, Business Process Services and Information Technology hub in the region for a number of industry sectors including Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Government, Healthcare, Telecom and Construction.

The idea of the business park was conceived in September 2014 when Saudi Aramco signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PNU. Wipro joined the partnership because of its experience in managing talent and providing IT services to a multi-industry customer base.

The joint venture will be responsible for developing the park's facilities and infrastructure as well as training and employing up to 21,000 Saudi women.