500,000 meals distributed among pilgrims in Madinah

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The most important of these is ensuring the safety of nourishments served to pilgrims. (SPA)
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The most important of these is ensuring the safety of nourishments served to pilgrims. (SPA)
Updated 27 August 2018
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500,000 meals distributed among pilgrims in Madinah

  • Significant efforts had been made by government and non-government bodies to serve pilgrims

JEDDAH: Madinah Charity Society began the distribution of more than 500,000 meals and 600,000 water bottles to pilgrims visiting the holy city during the post-Hajj season.
Fayez bin Taleb Al-Ahmadi, general supervisor of Madinah Gift Project, said that the total meals to be provided to pilgrims were 1 million, in addition to 1.5 million bottles of water.
After the completion of Hajj, many pilgrims visit sites of historical interest in the two Holy cities.
Dr. Fawaz Al-Dahas, director of the Center for the History of Makkah, said such visits are of cultural significance as they enrich pilgrims’ knowledge. He stressed the need to preserve Makkah’s rich historical value, adding that tourism companies had to share that responsibility.
Researcher Saad Al-Joudi said many people — particularly researchers and students — are very interested in the history of the historical sites of the Kingdom, which is regarded as the heart of the Islamic world and is visited by millions of pilgrims every year during the Hajj season.
Al-Joudi noted that there were dozens of important historic sites in the region.


Saudi crown prince ‘hopes’ investments with India will create many jobs

Updated 20 February 2019
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Saudi crown prince ‘hopes’ investments with India will create many jobs

  • Saudi Arabia expects investments in India to reach $100 billion in the next two years
  • Modi praised relations between the two countries after signing cooperation agreements

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince said on Wednesday that he hopes that investments with India will create many jobs.

During a press conference with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman said Saudi Arabia expects investments in India to reach $100 billion in the next two years.

The Crown Prince also said that there were many opportunities for India and Saudi Arabia and added that relations between the two countries were historic.

Modi praised relations between the two countries after signing cooperation agreements.