King Abdullah directs to provide food assistance to floods victims in Cameroon

Updated 14 December 2012
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King Abdullah directs to provide food assistance to floods victims in Cameroon

Riyadh: In implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 200 tons of food aid will be arriving tomorrow in Yaounde International Airport as assisstance to those affected by floods in the northern parts of Cameroon.
In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Saudi Ambassador to Cameroon Mahmoud bin Hassen Qatan expressed thanks to and appreciation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his directives to provide assistance to flood-hit people in the west African country, stressing that this donation reflects the depth of relations between Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Cameroon.

--SPA


Transport sector in the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah discusses preparations for Hajj

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Transport sector in the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah discusses preparations for Hajj

  • The meeting was attended by coordinating councils for trips from Makkah and the Makkah Development Authority at the ministry headquarters.
  • Several approved projects were discussed during the meeting, including the expansion of bridge 62 Souq Al Arab over Wadi Arna, west of Arafat, and linking it to the existing northern pedestrian route No. 6.

RIYADH: Deputy Transportation Affairs Minister Bassam bin Ahmed Ghulman met with members of the Transport Sector in the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to discuss early preparations for this year’s season.

The meeting was attended by coordinating councils for trips from Makkah and the Makkah Development Authority at the ministry headquarters.

Ghulman said the meeting comes within the Ministry’s preparations for the Hajj season in line with its vision to improve and develop services to transport pilgrims to holy sites.

Several approved projects were discussed during the meeting, including the expansion of bridge 62 Souq Al Arab over Wadi Arna, west of Arafat, and linking it to the existing northern pedestrian route No. 6.

In addition to expanding road bridge 56 Al Jawhara over Wadi Arna, west Arafat and linking it to the existing southern pedestrian route No. 1.

And establishing an overpass and four slopes at the Muzdalifah, along with extending the emergency road in Muzdalifah and add more links to pedestrian bridges.