Saudi Arabia Announces Hajj Operational Plan

  • Publish date: Thursday، 01 July 2021
Saudi Arabia Announces Hajj Operational Plan
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Saudi Arabia’s General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques on Wednesday launched its operational plan for this year’s Hajj season.

“The Kingdom’s government has enabled all the concerned sectors in the country to facilitate the service of pilgrims, and to harness all the security, safety and health capabilities to facilitate the services (that allow) pilgrims to perform the rituals of Hajj with ease,” said Acting Minister of Media Majid Al-Qasabi said

Number of Pilgrims

Al Qasabi said that the decision to limit Hajj to 60,000 pilgrims, all of them from inside the Kingdom, aims to protect them and ensure their rituals are carried out as safely as possible.

Water

The presidency will hand out bottles of sterilized Zamzam water said Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques.

Robots will distribute the water using high-tech smart vehicles.

Transportation

800 manual and electric vehicles will be provided to help people move around within the Grand Mosque and its courtyards, he said, and make it easier for elderly and disabled pilgrims to perform their rituals.

Disinfection

Al-Sudais also revealed that about 5,000 workers have been recruited to sterilize the Grand Mosque, its courtyards and other facilities 10 times a day, using more than 60,000 liters of disinfectant and the latest cleaning technologies.

Providing Gifts

Umbrellas and sterilizers will also be provided, to make it easier, safer, and more comfortable for pilgrims to perform their rituals.

The number of paths for pilgrims to follow inside the mosque is also set to increase.