JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
The new full-fledged pilgrim city to be established along the Jeddah-Makkah Expressway will be named after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, said Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar.
“It will be a smart city equipped with the most advanced facilities and systems,” he told Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah while giving a presentation on the project.
Hajjar said the city would be designed to become an outstanding landmark in Makkah, adding that it would provide all services required by pilgrims coming for Haj and Umrah.
“All residential and administrative services will be made available for pilgrims in the city, which will be linked with the Grand Mosque and the center of Makkah with a public transport system,” he added.
“This city was planned to reduce congestion in areas around the Grand Mosque,” the minister said. The city will have government department offices, residential buildings, health facilities, Tawafa, Zamzam and transport offices, shopping centers, exhibitions centers, mosques and a Haj museum.
Hajjar also briefed the newly appointed governor on his ministry’s efforts to improve services to the guests of God.
Prince Mishaal urged the ministry’s officials to double their efforts in the service of pilgrims.