Massive development of holy sites to facilitate Hajj pilgrims



In a bid to improve the facilities for Hajj pilgrims, Saudi Arabia has taken steps to set up 60,000 fireproof tents in Arafat at a cost of SR 2 billion, and expand Mina to house seven million pilgrims.

Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Muhammad bin Naif has instructed the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs to conduct studies on setting up permanent fireproof tents in Arafat, prepare its designs and estimate its cost.

Habib Zain Al-Abideen, Deputy Minister of the Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and supervisor of the centre for development projects, said “a high-level committee including officials from the Haj Ministry, Public Security and Civil Defense will meet on April 27 to discuss the project.”