President General of the Grand Holy Mosque and Prophet’s Holy Mosque Affairs Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais affirmed that the Presidency harnessed all its human cadres to provide the best services to the pilgrims and visitors to the Two Holy Mosques.
Speaking during a symposium on “The Efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Serving Pilgrims, Visitors of Two Holy Mosques during COVID-19 Pandemic”, which was held virtually by the General Presidency, Dr. Al-Sudais added that the Presidency will utilize modern technology for the service and safety of the visitors.
Dr. Al-Sudais reaffirmed the importance of using the latest technologies and services in light of the pandemic, in order to enable pilgrims to perform their rituals in a very peaceful and safe environment.
The measures include allocation of 10 robots for sterilization inside the Grand Mosque, while constant washing the Mosque itself by over 5,000 workers with more than two million liters of water and 5,000 liters of purifiers, in addition to 3,000 dumpsters that contributed to the removal of more than 1,500 tons of waste.
15 mobile watering carts to distribute Zamzam water will be deployed in the courtyard and the paths allocated for tawaf with a total capacity of 100 packages per cart. Furthermore, distributing more than 6 million single-use Zamzam packages.
Dr. Al-Sudais added that the Presidency will provide 5,000 manual wheelchair and 3,000 electric wheelchair and more than 90 Saudi engineers and technicians to operate and maintain more than 200 escalator and 14 elevators, and more than 8,000 speakers and 9 microphones for Imam and 6 for Muezzin.
“There will be 6 teams of volunteers, while the total number of female volunteers for this season reached 338 with 33,344 volunteering hours. Over 118,880 meals will be distributed” Dr. Al-Sudais concluded.