Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources Launches Digital Licensing Service for the Mining Sector
Saudi Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources H.E. Bandar bin Ibrahim Alkhorayef has launched a new service giving public access to the Taadin (mining) electronic platform for electronically submitting license applications, registering licenses issues by the platform, registering mining complexes and mining reserves, and providing information regarding licensing procedures. The new public service is part of the Saudi government’s preparations for its new mining investment system, which it recently approved for launch at the start of 2021. The new electronic system seeks to promote transparency in the mining sector and improve public access to information on licenses and mining areas. This move falls in line with several pillars of Saudi Vision 2030, including increased digitalization of government services and the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program’s mining strategy to turn mining into the “third pillar of the Saudi industrial sector.” Further information on the program can be found on the Ministry’s website: https://www.dmmr.gov.sa/mop/pages/home.aspx.