Saudi's female transport Wusool initiative benefits 54,750 women
Wusool programme has been updated to develop a safe commuting environment for Saudi working women
Saudi Arabia’s Human Resources Development Fund, Hadaf, has revealed that 54,754 Saudi women employees have benefited from the female transportation programme (Wusool), which aims to empower women citizens working in the private sector, increase their participation in the labor market, and enhance their job stability.
Hadaf has also updated its regulations for the Wusool programme in order to find ways to reduce the burden of transportation costs for Saudi women working in the private sector, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.
The updates aim to improve and develop the commuting environment by providing a high quality and safe transportation service for working women.
Saudi nationals hoping to avail of these benefits need to register in the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI), with a subscription period of less than 36 months for those with a monthly salary of $2,133 (SAR8,000) or less.
Updates to the Wusool programme also include a fixed monthly financial support provided by the fund, which covers 80% of the cost at a maximum of SAR800 per month.
The scheduled monthly financial subscription of SAR200 has been cancelled, and the support period has been extended up to 12 months.