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Female Saudi investors seeking daycare licences

The Saudi social affairs ministry has said it has received a large number of applications, mostly from female investors, for licences to run daycare centres in different parts of the country, Saudi Gazette has reported. The ministry issued a notification a few months ago inviting applications to run daycare centres across the kingdom. "At least, 28 daycare centres will start operations soon and provide daycare services to workingwomen. We have granted licences to 15 centres since last April and we're working on issuing licences to remaining applicants," said Abdullah Al-Sadhan, undersecretary for social development at the ministry.