Korrieri was an Albanian language daily newspaper. Established on 28 March 2001 as a berliner type publication, Korrieri was for a period on the front line of transforming Albanian journalism into a more market-driven activity exhibiting a British tabloid style newspaper which offered a vast range of articles of popular interest, its style at the time was aggressive and direct and it often published issues other publications will not touch. It had a high reputation among the young generation, but it was respectable and influential into the political levels. In March 2006, the student newspaper Reporteri became its fortnightly supplement on Saturdays. Elton Metaj served as the editor-in-chief of Korrieri which has no political affiliation and a center left political leaning; the publisher of Korrieri was Media 5 Ltd. of which the majority share was owned by the Media 6 JSC. In January 2009 the direction board of the paper decided on a return to mainstream journalism, causing the interruption of all ongoing projects of transformation and returning Korrieri into a middle-low level newspaper as it was before its short golden period.
The National Agricultural Development Company is one of the largest agricultural and food-processing share stock companies in the Middle East and North Africa. Established in 1981 by royal decree, it is a joint stock public company – 20% owned by the government of Saudi Arabia, with the rest publicly traded on the Saudi Stock Exchange, it is one of the few and largest vertically integrated dairy businesses in the world. It has a head office located in Riyadh and it owns six dairy farms with around 60,000 cows and two modern dairy plants with a total capacity of 1.5 million litres of milk daily. The National Agricultural Development Company was established by Royal Decree in 1981 in order to lessen Saudi Arabia's dependence on agricultural imports, since it went through successive rapid development phases placing the now Nadec Group as one of the largest agri-food company in the Middle East/Africa region and the world. Nadec is a joint stock public company with 600 million Saudi Riyal equity capital.
The Saudi Arabian government owns 20 % of the company's shares. The Nadec Group is organized into two separate business units, Nadec Foods for consumer products ad Nadec Agriculture for Agricultural produce. Today, Nadec Foods led by its Eng. Abdulaziz M. Al-Babtain, offers more than 200 product SKUs from fresh milk to laban, from yoghurt to cheese, a wide range of fruit juices. Nadec Foods is one of the largest vertically integrated dairy company in the world where all key activities needed to run a dairy business are managed in-house, including the milk production coming from six farms that host around 60,000 cows, two processing plants that produce over 1.5 million liters of milk per day, production of a total volume of 350 million liters, 200 trucks for primary distribution to reach the 50 depots and distributors across the Middle East and North Africa region, 800 van sales trucks with a sales force of 2,000 people to reach 35,000 retail customers and 5,000 catering clients. Agricultural production is one of the most important activities in the company and dovetails with the Kingdom’s aim of increasing food self-sufficiency and less reliance on imports.
The agricultural part of the business provides a range of different products. Fruits include peaches and plums, whereas vegetables are potatoes and tomatoes. Other crops such as wheat, shami corn and Rhodes grass are grown on thousands of acres of land across four major projects in Haradh, Wadi Al-Dawasser, Hail and Al Jouf. Nadec Agriculture uses the latest technology and farming practices to grow food and crops including using systems such as the DACOM system for the rationalisation of irrigation water; this system measures the rate of moisture and heat in the soil and uses intricate measurement techniques to control the amount of water released to the plants so it minimises water wastage. Official Website