JEDDAH: The Soudah Development Co. (SDC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to step up cooperation with the King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) to preserve the cultural human heritage by documenting social life with narrative stories that reflect the beauty of ancient societies.
The MoU was signed by SDC CEO Husameddin Al-Madani and the acting secretary-general of Darah, Fahd Al-Samari.
The SDC, one of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) companies, is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage and enriching the national archive for the Asir region. The MoU is also part of the directives of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, chairman of the board of directors of the company, to preserve the human heritage in Al-Soudah and Rijal Almaa while highlighting the culture and originality of the region.
The CEO of the SDC noted that Soudah and Rijal Almaa are distinguished by their authentic societies. The company seeks to document, in cooperation with Darah, the region’s culture and rich heritage while also making it a global mountainous tourist destination.
The signing ceremony was attended by Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz, the chieftains of the Soudah and Rijal Almaa tribes along with other local historians and novelists.
The MoU contributes to supporting the SDC with content in heritage and cultural aspects. It will also work with local tribal chieftains, historians, and writers to preserve the tangible and intangible heritage.
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