Plan in place to distribute Zamzam water to pilgrims

The bottles will be distributed at guidance centers in Makkah to pilgrims arriving and to those returning to their home country. (Shutterstock)
Updated 07 August 2018
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Plan in place to distribute Zamzam water to pilgrims

  • The bottles will be distributed at guidance centers in Makkah to pilgrims arriving and to those returning to their home country
  • At least 134 workers have been recruited to carry out the project

JEDDAH: The United Office of Zamazemah in Makkah has prepared an operational plan to distribute Zamzam water to pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.
The plan comprises three programs, said the office’s spokesperson. The first will focus on distributing 3.336 million 200-ml bottles at the guidance centers on the Makkah-Jeddah and Makkah-Madinah highways.
The second program will take place in Makkah, where 1.665 million Zamzam water containers will be distributed to pilgrims’ residences.
The third program, which will be implemented on the same highways as the first, will hand out 2.4 million 200-ml Zamzam water bottles to departing pilgrims.
Distributing Zamzam water to a multitude of pilgrims in Makkah is not an easy task. It is carried out by institutions established to provide water to pilgrims at their hotels every day. Zamzam water is produced by the King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Zamzam Water Project, operated mainly by the National Water Company, whose plant includes four production lines with a maximum production capacity of 200,000 cans a day.
The management follows the project’s progress in order to fulfill the aspirations of the country’s leadership in providing Zamzam water to pilgrims of the Grand Mosque. The plant has a central warehouse that can accommodate 1.8 million cans. The Kudai and Al-Sabeel reservoirs can hold 26,000 cubic meters.
The project has some 300 regular workers, with additional staff hired for peak seasons to meet the increased demand from pilgrims and citizens. 


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