About Al-Jouf

Info about Al Jouf

Location: hollow is located Northwest of the Kingdom enjoys a strategic location between the northern areas average, bordered by Jordan from the Northwest and South of hail, Tabuk, and from the North and East the northern border area. And is the largest producer of olive oil in Saudi Arabia, where cultivated olive trees were amartha headquarters city of skaka.
And passes through the region by Qari connects Saudi Arabia and Gulf States, branching out of it several ways with the Levant and Turkey and Iraq making it the nearest regions of a number of Arabic and foreign States, and jammed this way the movement of travellers who stop by the hollow in order to rest and recreation from travel which makes them “break travelers” and not a transit zone, as this helps the road easily export and exchange of goods and it is cultivated and processed product. And geographical location of jawf was given an important place since ancient times, it was the trade route between the Arabic Peninsula and the Levant and Egypt, it by pilgrims to the sacred House of Allaah, and still occupies a key location of the region as a region of the Kingdom, especially as there is a modern port which is the largest port in the Middle East and the area is the Northern gateway to the Kingdom.

Population:-results of general population and housing census for the year 2010 the population in jawf amounted (440.009) approach (361.738) copies in the year 1425 (268.228) people in year 1413. And that indications are that Al-Jouf is growing rapidly as a result of high fertility rates and migration from other regions and increased number of work machine, (the increase surpassed the 64% between 1413 and 1431).

Education: public education in the jawf pillar of education services, and public education indicators were in the region of good indicators compared to the total of the Kingdom. According to the economic report of the jawf issued by the General Authority for investment in 2010, the proportion of the total number of schools, classrooms and teacher training in the region to total the numbers in Saudi Arabia is estimated at around 2.3%, 2.2% and 2.5% respectively, while the proportion of the total number of students in the jawf to the total number of students in the Kingdom of around 2.2%.

Index (teacher/student) in the hollow, compared
The average total of the Kingdom

In the jawf: primary phase (1/59), intermediate (1/9.81) secondary stage (7.83).
Average in the Kingdom: primary stage (10.61) intermediate (10.11) and secondary (10.62) these are good indicators for the hollow when compared to the overall rate of Queen
General education students counted in jawf:
The number of male and female students in jawf in general education schools, memorization and special education programmes for the academic year 1434/1435 e 70741.
Number of teachers: 9278 teachers
Number of employees: 1,901 employee and employee
Tertiary (post-secondary): technical and vocational training to meet Al-Jouf need labour market from boys and girls, it emerged the idea of the composition of boards for technical and vocational training in the areas of administrative and substantive supervision units and branches, regions, and technical and vocational training Council in jawf follows a number of training and administrative support units, namely: Al Jouf technical college, technical college, vocational Institute qurayat industrial hollow-industrial Professional Institute qurayat, technical Institute for girls in Al jawf.

University education: Jouf University was established by Royal Decree No. (6616 \) and 12-5-2005. It was called King Saud University, Al-Jouf and then issued a Royal Decree naming the names of regions and universities granted independence from the universities, has become Al Jouf University instead renamed King Saud University. Work is currently underway to establish a University City on vast areas of land jawf Airport West of the city of skaka b 35 km east of Domat Al-Jandal a distance of 20 km is under construction and is expected to be completed in 2019 m University City

University faculties
Faculty of Medicine-Faculty of dentistry-Faculty of Engineering-Faculty of computer and Information Sciences-College of Pharmacy-Faculty of applied Medical Sciences-Faculty of Science Faculty of Sharia and Law-College of education-faculty of Health Sciences-College of Administrative Sciences and Humanities community college-preparatory year program.

Off-campus colleges
College of applied medical sciences qurayat-College of Arts and Sciences qurayat. Community College qurayat-College of Arts and Sciences sakakah-sakakah Community College

Current and projected student population at the University bore:
The total number of students with undergraduate and postgraduate diploma from regular and associate academic year 1435/1436 e (30.000) students.
University plan of the coming academic years:
In 1436/1437 e 38110 students
In 1437/1438 e 46755 students
In 1438/1439 e 56650 students
In 1439/1440 e 67820 students
In 1440/1441 e 80065 students
The number of University faculty members at the beginning of the academic year 1435/1436 e: 1291 faculty member.
Agriculture:-Jouf agriculture counted one of the most important economic activities of the region’s advantages and is the vast areas of fertile soil and availability of fresh water, which gives it a comparative advantage in agricultural production, an adequate climate for the production of different crops. So what made it an attractive area for many agricultural investors. The region produces all kinds of vegetables and fruits and dates added for the crops of wheat, barley and forage, as this area is famous for olive growing steady successful – quantitatively and qualitatively – exceeded all expectations, and production area of table olives and olive reputation internally and externally. Simple is one of the most famous agricultural areas in the Middle East region with its unique characteristics are rarely available in other regions, making it attractive for many investors, there is currently a lot of giant agricultural project, Wi area livestock are significant as raising many camels, sheep, goats, cattle and poultry.

Infrastructure:-provide most of the basic infrastructure of power and fuel supply, communications and other basic facilities, we refer in particular to the paved road network with other regions and international highway linking Saudi Arabia and Jordan to Syria and other States. And longer by hollow-hail, which was completed and ongoing rail line currently two tributaries important transport network linking the region with other regions and contribute to stimulate travel to and from the hollow and are particularly important in the transport of goods and agricultural products to Riyadh and other cities. There are two regional airports in jawf are both internal services which also helps to ease travel and movement and connect with the rest of the Hollow Kingdom.

Mineral:-intended for natural raw materials in the region, which can be exploited to create or industrial projects dependent on raw material inputs of those raw materials. And the hollow of the mineral-rich areas and that can be exploited in various fields. Studies made by the Ministry of petroleum and mineral resources, the existence of numerous mineral resources in the region, including:-
Silica sand: silica material is (silicon dioxide) is most widespread in nature, representing 60% of the Earth’s crust, and are found in their natural state in the form of loose grains like sand, or granular cohesive as sandstone. There is silica sand in the jawf in the surrounding area of Domat Al-Jandal Sakaka explained studies conducted in three regions (Melih – Commission – Tabuk Road) to these regions by large quantities of white sand balsilika and rich characteristics very suitable for use in the manufacture of high-purity glass products, in addition to employment in the ceramics and plastics (padding) and filtering drinking water and wastewater treatment and multiple uses in building and construction.
Clay: clay is soft and earthy material composed primarily of aluminum silicate clay water evolving. Clay material used or the child in many industries including ceramics and pottery, paper making, rubber and plastics in addition to used in drilling and other uses. There are ore girl (PUG) in large quantities in the jawf near Domat Al-Jandal, specifically in the area of {I} which contains the largest reserves of ore child.
Aldolomait:-used as a scrap for road works and provides that armed as stones for building and ornamental stones (marble) and in the manufacture of tiles, stones are also used as heat-resistant as metal materials in glass industry. -Salt: salt and rock salt (sodium chloride) on a shape or Habibie and used for human consumption and industrial use and other uses …
Limestone: most used is all metal and industrial rock used in paving, concrete, building stones and ornamental, cement, metal material in the manufacture of iron and other metals, metal material in glass industry, lime production, soda ash and other … It is also used in agriculture to reduce the acidity of the soil and provide calcium necessary for plant growth.
Basalt:-region sites of volcanic rocks (basalt) in several locations in the region and quality commensurate with use as scrap lightweight. Summary of main raw materials available in jawf (main sites uses)

Lounge the core art of flab for families (electronic games lounge, restaurants and ice skating arena)
Redstar Club Sport for men.
Tourist facilities:-
Enjoy the jawf viable tourist and multiple tourist attraction elements. Including:-

A. provide an appropriate environment and suitable climate where most major areas are surrounded by a green belt of farms.

B-natural tourist resources:
The most important sanctuary for free, the dunes in the nafud-eyes mineral water – Lake Domat Al-Jandal-sabkha senses.

C-cultural and historical heritage:
Embracing the hollow archeological sites dating back to prehistoric times and is particularly in my alergagil walshoihatih, in addition to a large number of archaeological sites and fathoms which date back to different eras such as the Palace of peace Za’bal, Tel, alergagil effects, marid Castle and mosque of Omar Ibn Al-khattaab. There is also County Domat Al-Jandal, one of
the attractions is the Museum which contains many archaeological exhibits reflecting the history of the region in successive ages
Presentation of the investment opportunities available in jawf

Based on the above view to investment climate the be saturated with so many ingredients, we can say that the region is full of many projects and investment opportunities with the feasibility and economic returns, lucrative, and summarize the most important in the following:-

Opportunities in manufacturing manufacturing importance. And the imperative to embrace industrial orientation.
Means the conversion of raw materials to manufacturing inexpensive available during peak production to manufactured materials in a safe manner and provided year-round markets at reasonable prices, you can also take advantage of industry wastes remaining from the manufacturing process in manufacturing industries support constitute an important addition to industrial output. Any industrialization is an integrated process aimed at transforming inputs — often cheap price-to-value and high-quality output. Among the State economic strategy focus on modern technology to keep pace with the requirements of the times and rapid technological development could shift development rates are appropriate and satisfactory. Manufacturing is one of the important axes of the strategy. The industry has many benefits and advantages that would promote the region socially and economically.
Diversification of income sources.
Maximum utilization of resources and available raw materials and reduce.
Strengthening the trade balance for the Queen to reduce imports, so that the import of manufactured cost the State vast sums. In 2007 – for example-manufactured articles accounted for the higher value of imports (222,848) million of that amount represents the percentage (66%) of the total value of imports. {Source: Central Department of statistics and information}
The abundance of goods and products throughout the year
Employing national manpower
Increasing per capita income and gross national product through increased production and the resulting added value

First: opportunities in large projects:-

A. manufacture glass containers for filling different products:
This project aims to establish manufacturing glass products such as mugs, tableware, walkasat and glass vials and bottles, vessels used in filling various materials. Rectifiers and justification of the project:
Provide the raw material for industry, and is silica sand is available in a number of areas in the new area of (Melih, Kunming, Tabuk Road area) where the sand with high content of silica (silicon dioxide percentage reaches (96.3 – 99.8%) of the properties are well suited for use in the glass industry and its products. in view of the increase in food products such as oils, pickles, sauces, jams, juices, the demand for glass industries is increasing steadily.

B. draft preparation and processing of silica sand which is used in the manufacture of glass products
Rectifiers and justification of project: availability of raw materials in many locations in the region.
Target market: plants for flat glass and glass products and packaging in the region and adjacent areas, export markets.

C. draft tanning and leather finishing hollow and processing of leather:
Ingredients and justification of the project:-the most important justification for establishing the project provides climate and environment, as well as take advantage of the growing livestock skins-and that neglect and squandered often-tanned leather production and CAP and processed for the manufacture of leather products.
Target market: Saudi Arabia

D-salt industry features and reasons for and objectives of the project: the abundance of raw, where there are many sites to salt marshes in Wadi Sarhan notably (bottom of hazozaa – its impact-k) can be used to extract salt and purified and used for different purposes. And extracts the salt from the marshes now primitive and expansion in this area can increase the areas exploited and introduction of modern methods and systems for extraction and purification and refining salt and fill and then marketed, especially as he enters in many industries such as the manufacture of chlorine and caustic soda and sodium carbonate is also used in the preservation of meat, fish, bread, dairy products and other chemical industries. The project aims to produce a soft repeating of salt or coarse salt for industrial uses.
Target market: the domestic market and markets of Saudi Arabia
Economic impact of opportunity: creating additional employment opportunities – reducing imports – increased per capita GDP.

E-filament yarn industry natural wool and mixed: production of natural wool and yarn mixture and use it rather than strands of natural wool imported from abroad and bass high, and shame can be used in the textile industries of Sufism such as carpets, blankets and hair …
Rectifiers and justification of the project:
Availability of raw wool from livestock in the region, which represent the main source of raw material, live in jawf large herds of livestock.
Target market:-textile factories in the Kingdom, export markets both regionally and globally.
The economic impact of the opportunity:-the creation of new jobs to accommodate the number of people in the region who have practical experience of the industry and gained some wool yarn production sites or from family activities to Bedouin, known in the industry – increased exports-increase in per capita GDP for the region. F. draft extraction and preparation of light aggregate from basalt:.
Rectifiers and justification of the project:
Basalt rocks, ores available in large quantities in the region althaiat sites and mountain reservoir. Target market:-the construction sector in the Kingdom.
G-brick and block red pottery:-
The project aims to produce brick and block red pottery in jawf, which currently cover most need of such products from other regions such as Medina, which increases the cost to the consumer.
Rectifiers and justification of the project:
This justifies the existence of the project and availability of basic raw material in the region as the girl (PUG) in several locations in the region and the most important area of follicles located north of Domat Al-Jandal and are the most suitable raw materials for the industry in terms of mineral and chemical composition, quantity and ease of exploitation.
Target market:-the construction sector in the region and neighbouring areas.
The economic impact of the opportunity:-contribute to cover the increasing demand for construction materials as a result of the construction boom in the region, leading to lower prices-create new jobs-increase in per capita GDP.

II: opportunities for the food industry:-
Further to its area of comparative superiority in agriculture, it can say it has been an agricultural and agricultural projects have proliferated in all deferral products and varied burst of market needs. So can be replaced by horizontal and vertical expansion in agriculture industrialization trend and take advantage of available capital in the manufacturing of many products, with a focus on food processing to take advantage of the many raw materials provided by agriculture, especially those seasonal products which are available in abundance at certain times and very rare at other times. This disparity in production from last season, necessarily lead to varying prices according to supply and demand theory. At the time of production and prices low abundance indices barely cover production costs and perhaps cost heavy losses on farms and vice versa in the seasons of scarcity where a large gap between supply and demand, thereby depriving the consumer of the low-income get needs at an affordable price. Thus affects product and consumer alike. Agricultural production and food manufacturing are two sides of the same coin and affect each other food manufacturing is an indication of the progress of agricultural production and raising the added value of agricultural crops and increasing farm income and reduces Sinfonia, and contributes to the development of the national economy and to achieve food security and at the same time contributes to the improvement of the trade balance of the State by providing hard currency that debilitating import from abroad.Hence the importance of orientation to food manufacturing by establishing factories for the production of the output of cash crops such as olives and dates, adding to the canneries and drying vegetables and fruits of all kinds with a huge freezer to save seasonal products to benefit them in times of scarcity. Among the investment opportunities available in this area:-

A. establishment of the contemporary production of olives
Table olive, the project aims to increase the use of olives and get pure olive oil and table olives and to benefit from the profits resulting from the process of era in livestock feed.
Ingredients and justification of the project: availability of raw materials where the area is faulting, Jouf, in particular, the cultivation of olive trees, which proved successful. Target market: Jouf region and other regions, export markets.
Economic impact of opportunity: contribution to cover the growing demand for products of all kinds, creating new jobs, improving the trade balance for the State to increase and decrease, increase per capita GDP.

B-complex for canning and preservation of vegetables and fruits.
Ingredients and justification of the project indicated in the previous presentation of the production area of vegetables and fruits, which increases the need for market at peak production is sold at very low prices and surplus may crash, and the other side is less relevant product supply at other times quite rare or non-existent altogether, in order to address this discrepancy required orientation for manufacturing and packing of seasonal products, which reduces the Sinfonia and return investor breaker.

C-manufacturing pickles project aims to take advantage of the olive fruit and vegetables such as cucumber and pepper root and others through the process of pickling for including the benefits of light and the supply of the body with necessary minerals.
Justification of the project: the abundance of raw materials of agricultural products.
Target market: Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia.

D-potato starch derivatives industry the semolina and flour:-the project aims to provide for the needs of the region and estimated needs for Kingdom of potato starch reducing imports from abroad and providing state money.
Rectifiers and justification of the project: the abundance of raw material of potato product in jawf because some wheat farmers to other crops, high demand for potato crop cultivation. The project helps the development of potato production by manufacture of derivatives such as crackers (chips) and fingers frozen fries, and other industries that rely on local raw material.
Target market: Jouf region and other regions and markets.

E-ration for ruminants of agricultural residues:-the project aims to provide livestock requirements and benefit from agricultural residues from wheat and barley straw and tree branches and Palm fronds, processed and mixed with barley and maize bran with the addition of salt and limestone to produce a valid feed for livestock feed.