Mataf bridge removed
Mataf bridge removed
“A total of 10,489 pieces of the mataf and connecting bridges were removed within 35 days,” Wael Al-Halabi, a member of the technical committee for projects of the Two Holy Mosques, was quoted as saying by local media.
More than 580 individuals from the group participated in the removal of the bridge in addition to 80 engineers from the technical committee, he said.
He appreciated the efforts of the committee’s employees in removing the temporary mataf quickly, and also thanked the Ministry of Finance, Special Command Force of the Grand Mosque,
Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques, Makkah Civil Defense and the Binladen Group.
Al-Halabi said work was stopped during Fridays so as not to disturb worshippers and provide more space. He said that work hours exceeded 200,000 with no registered injuries, “thanks to God and those committed to implementing safety requirements and professional health.”
He said the Special Command Force of the Grand Mosque exerted remarkable efforts in controlling overcrowding in the mataf. The General Presidency provided awareness services to worshipers and the Civil Defense kept a watch on the weather that might affect the workflow. It also kept an emergency plan ready for rain or strong winds.
Al-Halabi said the removal of the temporary bridge was done according to a scheduled plan by the Binladin Group over eight stages.
“It was also amended according to the workflow in order to provide the utmost comfort and more space for the visitors to the Grand Mosque.”
King cites center's role in enhancing national cohesion and promoting culture of dialogue
- The Riyadh-based King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue was founded in 2003
- It regularly organizes forums at the national level in different parts of the Kingdom
RIYADH: King Salman on Monday met Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammad Al-Sabeel, chairman of Board of Trustees of the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue, and other members of the board at Al-Yamamah Palace.
The king laid emphasis on the importance of the center’s role in serving the society, enhancing national cohesion and in promoting the culture of dialogue.
The Riyadh-based center was founded in 2003 with the aim of strengthening national unity.
One of the main objectives of the center is to formulate a correct Islamic discourse based on moderation and moderation.
It is a national organization that aims to spread the culture of dialogue and establish it as a norm for general conduct on the levels of the individual citizen.
The center also undertakes the study and discussion of issues of national importance, which effect the lives of Saudi citizens.
It regularly organizes forums at the national level in different parts of the Kingdom. The topics covered at these meetings range from unity to youth’s expectations.