Privatization Program enhances economy and improves services

SourceSaudi Gazette
CountrySaudi Arabia

RIYADH — The Privatization Program, which was launched in 2018, has sought to identify the government assets and services that can be privatized in a number of targeted sectors, develop the privatization system and mechanisms, define partnership frameworks between the public and private sectors to enhance the quality and efficiency of public services, and support contribution to economic development

The program has worked on enhancing the role of the private sector in providing services with an access to government assets in a way that improves the quality of services in general and reduces their costs by refocusing the government’s legislative and regulatory role entrusted to it and in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The program has also had its contributions to boosting local and foreign direct investments and improving the balance of payments.

Privatization as a concept refers to the process of transferring ownership of assets from the government to the private sector, or entrusting the provision of certain government services to the private sector which includes asset sale agreements in whole and in more...