Sunday, June 3, 2018
Okaz/Saudi Gazette report
JEDDAH — The Ministry of Haj and Umrah will for the first time provide bunk beds to South Asian pilgrims in Mina tents.
During a visit to one of the camps in Mina, Minister of Haj and Umrah Muhammad Saleh Bantan said the ministry decided to use the bunk beds for the comfort of pilgrims and not for the reason of accommodating more pilgrims.
The ministry ensured that the bunk beds meet safety standards.
Bunk beds have several advantages. They provide more space inside the tents. Pilgrims can use the space under the beds to place their luggage and personal items.
The minister said bunk beds will be used in the tents of South Asia pilgrims.
These will be used in the tents of other pilgrims if the experiment is successful.
Bantan directed all tawafa establishments to comply with maximum health requirements with respect to pilgrims’ meals.
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