More than 192,000 Employees to Serve Hajj Pilgrims

More than 192,000 Employees to Serve Hajj Pilgrims

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 - 07:30
Riyadh - Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Statistics published on Tuesday its statistical calendar for this year’s Hajj season.

The calendar showed that the total labor force providing public services to pilgrims is 192,254 employees, of which 189,113 are men and 3,141 are women, working around the clock during the Hajj season.

The number of equipment and machinery used for these services has amounted to 59,741, the Authority said.

It said services offered to pilgrims during Hajj include executing security and traffic plans to maintain public order in Makkah, Madinah and other holy sites.

The Ministry of Information has been preparing media centers in the Holy sites, Madinah and Jeddah in order to broadcast the rituals carried out by pilgrims.

It is also supervising and authorizing publications that official and civil authorities, diplomatic missions and pilgrimage missions want to distribute to pilgrims.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research, for its part, works to provide services of research and studies to develop an integrated information system to support decision makers in the field of Hajj and Umrah.

With regards to the services of the installation of facilities in Makkah and the holy shrines, the Makkah Region Development Authority has worked to shade the pedestrian ramp from Aziziyah to the Jamarat facility.

The Authority also worked on shading the slopes of the train stations, providing maintenance and operating Jamarat facility and its supporting projects.

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