Alexa Hajj 2 19: Multi-Storey tents in Mina for first time ever!

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Hajj 2019: Multi-Storey tents in Mina for first time ever!

 Religion Desk

 Published: 07:57 PM, 21 July 2019   Updated: 07:57 PM, 21 July 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Multi-story tents will be established during this year’s Hajj sermon to provide more space to the pilgrims for the first time in the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Chairman of the establishment, Abbas Qattan said the idea will solve the problem of narrow areas in Mina by increasing the accommodation capacity of the tents. He said:

“This is within the Kingdom’s efforts to upgrade the services being extended to the pilgrims and is also within the efforts to achieve the goals and objectives of the 2030 Vision aimed at increasing the accommodation capacity for the Guests of Allah.”

Qattan says the project was studied with the Authority for the Development of Makkah and was supported by the Ministry of Haj and Umrah and the Civil Defense.

The chairman, however, stressed that the vertical development of Mina would require strong basic infrastructure including tunnels, logistical support, and a good delivery system.

According to Qattan, the project will aim to exploit the vertical height of Mina. He added that the ground floor will be used for the accommodation of workers and for storing food supplies while the upper stories will be used for the accommodation of pilgrims. He explained:

“This experiment will provide extra accommodation places for eight pilgrims in each tent.”

He further added:

“The tents will be fire-resistant and can easily be wrapped up and reconstructed.”

Muslims from around the world pour to Makkah every year to perform hajj, which is one of the five pillars of Islam. Every able-bodied adult Muslim who can financially afford the trip must perform hajj at least once in a lifetime.