Dubai: Aiming to bring on a common platform
the large number of Indians working in Saudi Arabia, a group
of Indian professionals has launched its chapters in different
Saudi cities where Indian expatriates are employed.
The Indian Engineers Forum (IEF) recently launched its
chapter in Yanbu city in the presence of its founder,
Riyadh-based Amir Khan who has taken a lead in expanding the
group through various chapters in the country.
The group is engaged in collaboration and cooperation with
the Saudi Council of Engineers in the joint pursuit of
Its Dammam chapter was inaugurated earlier.
"Engineers from India contribute significantly to the
development of Saudi Arabia. And since this has been
acknowledged by many high-ranking Saudis, we need to
capitalise on this good will," Khan told Arab News.
Tasneem Akhtar, the IEF coordinator for Yanbu chapter,
said he was confident that the Yanbu chapter would help raise
the profile of Indian engineers in the city.
According to him, more than 500 Indian engineers are
engaged in various projects in Yanbu.
The IEF`s quest is to promote greater interaction among
Many senior Indian expatriates took part at the Yanbu