New Zamzam bottling plant to be read yearly next year

Updated 13 December 2012
0

New Zamzam bottling plant to be read yearly next year

The Unified Office of Zamzama, suppliers of Zamzam water, signed a SR 20 million contract with the Water Technology Company (WTC) to build a Zamzam bottling plant in Makkah.
Sulaiman Abu Gheelah, chairman of Zamzama said construction would begin on a new 10,000 sq meter bottling plant to replace the existing factory in the Al-Rusaifah district of Makkah.
Abdullah Baqatadah, WTC Deputy Chairman, said the company would continue to bottle natural water throughout the year, except during Haj season when it will switch to bottling Zamzam. “The new plant will be ready early next year and will be equipped with the latest in water purification technology. It will have a capacity to run two production lines and output 4,000 five-gallon packages and 12,000 bottles an hour,” he said.
The 15-year contract includes delivery and distribution of Zamzam during the Haj season to pilgrims in more than 6,000 housing units.
Gheelah said: “The agreement was sponsored by the Al-Zaidi Investment Group which provided 100 apartments close to the factory to accommodate the local work force.”
A permanent exhibition of the 700-year-old history of the holy water and the sacred well will be erected near the bottling plant. “The exhibition will show local and foreign visitors how the water is extracted from the well and bottled for distribution,” Baqatadah said.


Saudi aid center delegation takes part in UN humanitarian affairs meetings

A delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) participated in the meeting of the humanitarian affairs section of the UN Economic and Social Council, in New York on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 8 min 43 sec ago
0

Saudi aid center delegation takes part in UN humanitarian affairs meetings

A delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) was in New York on Tuesday to enhance the efficiency of humanitarian action and raise the capacities of affected and needy peoples.

The delegation participated with the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the UN in the meetings of the humanitarian affairs section of the UN Economic and Social Council, which are held annually.

The center was represented by spokesman Dr. Samer Al-Jatili, and Director of Partnerships and International Relations Dr. Yahya Al-Shammari.

This year’s meetings dealt with topics focused on making humanitarian action more systematic and coordinated.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi met the delegation of KSRelief to discuss the delegation’s participation in the Council.

On Tuesday, a relief convoy of 15 trains from KSRelief moved from Jazan, targeting the people of the governorate of Hodeidah with basic foodstuff and medicines.

The head of the emergency relief department at the center, Fahad Al-Osaimi, said the convoy was carrying 284 tons of basic food baskets and 95 tons of medicines.