Hadaf to bear 80% transportation cost for working women


Saudi Gazette report

TAIF — Up to 80 percent of transportation cost with a maximum ceiling of SR800 for working women will be met by the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD), local daily Al-Madina reported on Sunday quoting informed sources.

According to Hadaf, the project will be implemented in cooperation with private taxi cabs using smart apps.

Under the project, which will continue for 18 months, every working woman will contribute a fixed monthly amount of SR200.

Hadaf will cover about 80 percent of the cost from the first month until the end of the sixth month. The subsidy will go down to 60 percent from the seventh month until the end of the 12th and to 40 percent for the remaining period of the 18-month project.

The beneficiaries should be Saudi women or their daughters from foreign husbands, aged between 18-65 years, earning a monthly salary which is not more than SR5,000 and who are registered with the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI).

The sources said the aim is to reduce transportation cost for Saudi women working in the private sector. They said the project will first be implemented in Riyadh, Makkah and the Eastern Province before it is generalized to cover all other areas.

Hadaf said its project is aimed at supporting women working in the private sector and increase their employment in this sector.