Emir Prince Turki Bin Talal has asked the company tasked with building a school in the region to train women on driving to expedite the implementation of the project.

He told the company to come to him if it faced any hurdles delaying the execution of the scheme.

The Directorate General of Traffic in the region has offered the project to the Holding Company for the Development of Education.

In an audience, Prince Turki received the CEO of the company, Osama Al-Haizan, and his accompanying delegation.

Haizan said soft opening of the school is scheduled for March while its full operation will be in April after the electronic linkage with the traffic department is completed, technical aspects finalized and the jobs Saudized.

He explained that there will be advanced training courses for Saudi female instructors to work in school to teach the women the techniques of safe and skillful driving.

The project will be built on an area of 70,000 sq. meters on King Fahd Road linking Abha and Khamis Mushayat.

Women will be trained according to the international standards and the school will have theoretical and practical facilities, simulators and areas for field training.

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