Saudi Ara­bia inks deals for big­ger Siemens, SAP roles

New Straits Times - - Business -

JED­DAH: Saudi Ara­bia wants Ger­man com­pa­nies Siemens and SAP to play an im­por­tant role in fur­ther­ing the king­dom’s “dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion”, said com­pany of­fi­cials on Sun­day.

Top ex­ec­u­tives who were trav­el­ling with Merkel signed dec­la­ra­tions of in­tent to work with the Saudi au­thor­i­ties, said of­fi­cials.

Siemens signed a frame­work deal with the Saudi Na­tional In­dus­trial Clus­ters De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme which the group said could lead to equip­ping in­fra­struc­ture projects worth €1 bil­lion (RM4.73 bil­lion).

The com­pany also wants to pro­vide vo­ca­tional train­ing in Saudi Ara­bia, while SAP has agreed with the Saudi Min­istry of Plan­ning to co­op­er­ate on the coun­try’s digi­ti­sa­tion ef­forts, said of­fi­cials. Reuters

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