Around $24 million (SR90m) has been spent on the expansion and revamp of the Jeddah-Makkah highway in preparation for the Hajj season in September 2016.
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Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Mohammed Salih Bentin, has confirmed the existence of a highly equipped control room of the ministry within the holy sites in Makkah and Madinah to monitor and follow up on the grouping of pilgrims and the congestions on the streets.
The blessed days of Hajj are approaching, and Muslim pilgrims are now preparing to travel to the holy sites.
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The amount of desalinated water pumped to Madinah from desalination plants in Yanbu cannot meet the increasing demand of Madinah people on this natural resource, said the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in explanation to water cuts in numerous neighborhoods.
The company executing Haramain Train Project has already completed 90 percent of the construction work.
The Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques is currently considering the introduction of family carts in the Grand Mosque for use by pilgrims to perform the Saie (the ritual walk between the mounts of Safa and Marwa).
Muhammad Al-Sulami earns a living by pushing his wheelchair carrying the elderly and sick pilgrims in the Grand Mosque in Makkah. He has crossed millions of kilometers doing this tiresome but rewarding work in the past 20 years.
Zamzam water will be provided to Hajj pilgrims in their accommodations throughout their stay in Makkah, according to the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Muhammad Saleh Bentan.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah urged all local Hajj pilgrims to get vaccinated ten days before beginning their pilgrimage, Makkah newspaper reported.
The Saudi Arabian Government has issued an announcement barring the importation of certain foods for the 2016 Hajj.
Hajj is a lifetime journey for which the faithful hearts are longing. Indeed, it is a great favor Almighty Allah has bestowed upon His servants so that they can draw closer to Him and have their sins forgiven. As the performance of Hajj requires physical, psychological and financial ability, it’s highly important for all the would-be pilgrims to be aware of all the health aspects of Hajj..