President for the Normal Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Dr Abdurrahman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais and performing minister of media Dr Majid Bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi launched the operational plan for Hajj season 1442 H (2021).
Addressing the ceremony by way of videoconference, Al-Qasabi stated the nation’s leaders and individuals are honoured to serve the Two Holy Mosques and all who come to them as pilgrims or guests.
“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,” he added.
Al-Qasabi stated this yr’s Hajj pilgrimage would be the second beneath the distinctive circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and takes place as new variants of the coronavirus proceed to emerge.
He added that the choice to restrict Hajj to 60,000 pilgrims, all of them from contained in the Kingdom, goals to guard them and guarantee their rituals may be carried out as safely as potential, Arab Information reported.
Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, president of the Normal Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, stated the authority is working to place in place all potential well being precautions, whereas additionally guaranteeing that the Hajj rituals can happen, the expertise is enriched, and correct hospitality is supplied in keeping with the Kingdom’s Imaginative and prescient 2030. He added that the presidency’s plans are based mostly on a number of pillars that spotlight the values of generosity and hospitality in offering providers to the pilgrims.
Relating to the supply of water to pilgrims, Al-Sudais stated that the presidency will hand out bottles of sterilized Zamzam water.
The most recent synthetic intelligence know-how will probably be employed to distribute the water utilizing robots and high-tech sensible automobiles, he added, in accordance with precautionary procedures.
Al-Sudais stated the presidency will present greater than 800 handbook and electrical automobiles to assist folks transfer round throughout the Grand Mosque and its courtyards and make it simpler for the aged and the disabled pilgrims to carry out their rituals.
Al-Sudais additionally revealed that about 5,000 employees have been recruited to sterilize the Grand Mosque, its courtyards and different amenities 10 occasions a day, utilizing greater than 60,000 litres of disinfectant and the most recent cleansing applied sciences.
The presidency additionally plans to supply presents, together with umbrellas and sterilizers, that can make it simpler, safer and extra snug for pilgrims to carry out their rituals.
He added that the presidency’s plans, ready in cooperation with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and different related authorities, embody a rise within the variety of paths for pilgrims to comply with contained in the mosque.
Al-Sudais additionally stated the sermons within the Two Holy Mosques and the sermon on the Arafat Day will probably be translated into ten languages for “practically 100 million listeners”.