Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

11 Aug 2017

Saudi Arabia approves emergency plan to safeguard pilgrims

A five-point emergency response plan was approved on Thursday to ensure the security and safety of pilgrims during Hajj. The plan covers risk assessment, the allocation of tasks and responsibilities, technical and administrative support, and the provision of food, fuel and accommodation in the event of a major incident.

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11 Aug 2017

32 bodies gear up for Haj emergency plan

MINISTER of Interior Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Saud, who is also president of the Civil Defense Council, approved the general emergency plan for the Haj this year. Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Amr, director general of the Civil Defense, said as many as 32 government departments and agencies will take part in implementing the plan, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

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10 Aug 2017

Saudi official gives assurance of safe Hajj

Gen. Saeed bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, assistant interior minister for operations affairs and general supervisor of public security, on Tuesday gave assurances that security forces will provide a safe Hajj pilgrimage.

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10 Aug 2017

10 new projects in holy sites to benefit pilgrims

Saudi Arabia is fully prepared to serve all pilgrims without any distinction and the Guests of Almight Allah will this year benefit from a number of development projects in the holy sites, Deputy Emir of Makkah, Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar, has said

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10 Aug 2017

Makkah governor: Fourth Ring Road project 75% complete

More than 75 percent of the Fourth Ring Road project in Makkah is complete, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal said Wednesday during an inspection. The prince said the Fourth Ring Road will ease traffic congestion and pedestrian traffic in Makkah and neighboring Hajj sites.

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