By BADEA ABU AL-NAJA | ARAB NEWS
MAKKAH: The General Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has completed all arrangements for the execution of its Haj plan this year.
The plan will come into effect on Oct. 13 and end on Nov. 25, Vice President of the Grand Mosque Affairs Muhammad bin Nasser Al-Khuzaim announced on Monday.
He explained that the plan aimed to enable the guests of God to perform the Haj rites in an atmosphere of peace and security and ensure the best ambience for worship inside the Grand Mosque and surrounding plazas.
“The plan also aims to extend all the required services to the pilgrims, providing the needed facilities and guiding pilgrims on how best to perform the fifth pillar of Islam,” he said.
Al-Khuzaim said more than 6,000 employees, including seasonal workers and cleaners, will help execute the plan.
He revealed that more than 350 male and female employees were intensively trained on the etiquette of treating pilgrims and on developing their skills to carry out their supervision assignments perfectly.
According to Al-Khuzaim, a number of committees were established to undertake around-the-clock inspection tours of the Grand Mosque to make sure that the services being provided to the pilgrims were at the desired level.
“The supervisors will make remarks and observations about the service and report their findings to their superiors,” he said.