Saudi Arabia implements environmental projects in Jazan worth over $200m

The 13 projects include executing a line for the main sewage treatment plant in Sebya. (File/AFP)
Updated 15 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia implements environmental projects in Jazan worth over $200m

  • The 13 projects include executing a line for the main sewage treatment plant in Sebya
  • Other projects include a sewage treatment plant, the main pumping station and drinking water systems

Saudi Arabia’s governor of Jazan, Prince Mohammed bin Nasser, inaugurated on Sunday 27 water and environmental projects across Jazan worth $213 million, SPA reported.

The governor launched the projects in the presence of the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Abdulrahman al-Fadli.

The 13 projects include executing a line for the main sewage treatment plant in Sebya, installing networks for sewage in Abu Arish, implementing household sewage connections in Jazan, and implementing the main pumping station and the expulsion line in Damad.

They also involve the re-implementation of water transport lines linked to wells and pumping units affected by recent flooding in the area.

Other projects include a sewage treatment plant, the main pumping station and drinking water systems.


Kiswa of Kaaba raised in preparation for Hajj

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Kiswa of Kaaba raised in preparation for Hajj

  • Up to 50 people worked on the raising of Kiswa this year
  • The Kiswa is replaced with white cloth during Hajj

DUBAI: The lower part of Kaaba’s Kiswa, the black cloth draped around the holy shrine, was raised 3 meters in preparation for the new Hajj season and was replaced with white cloth instead, Reasah Al-Harmain said on Friday.
The procedure is done every year before the Hajj season in order to protect the Kiswa, as some pilgrims touch and pull on the black cloth when they circumambulate the Kaaba.

Up to 50 technicians and specialists oversaw the annual process, head of the General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Ahmad bin Muhammad Al-Mansouri said.
What some pilgrims do to the Kiswa stems from wrongful beliefs, which is why the black cloth is raised and replaced with white textile during Hajj, he added.
The original Kiswa will be draped again after the Hajj season concludes, Al-Mansouri said.