King Fahd press distributes 7 million copies of Qur’an

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Updated 03 August 2013

King Fahd press distributes 7 million copies of Qur’an

The general secretariat of the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an in Madinah distributed 7 million copies of the Holy Qur’an and related Islamic publications until July 8, a report from the complex said on Friday.
These include 4.85 million copies of the Holy Qur’an, 1.6 million copies of the Holy Book in smaller segments and 289,000 translations into various languages, in addition to 256,000 copies of other books, the report said.
The annual report said 81.23 percent of the 1,637 workers at the complex are Saudi. While 6.79 million copies were distributed in the Kingdom, 225,439 copies were distributed abroad.
The complex received between 2,500 and 4,000 visitors daily. Each visitor is presented with a copy of the Holy Qur’an, the report said.
While the King Fahd complex participated in eight exhibitions in the Kingdom and 10 abroad, it conducted training programs for 347 trainees in the period, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.