Makkah Municipality increases number of slaughterhouses for Eid feast sacrifice

Muslims sacrifice animals such as goats and calves on Eid Al-Adha for the feast. (File/AFP)
Updated 09 August 2019

Makkah Municipality increases number of slaughterhouses for Eid feast sacrifice

  • There are eight slaughter units in the various holy sites
  • The Makkah Municipality us supervising the operation of 32 cattle control centers

DUBAI: Authorities in Makkah have increased the number of slaughterhouses to cope with the influx of pilgrims during Hajj who will require sacrificial meat, state news agency SPA reported.

The Makkah Municipality has recruited extra staff and provided the equipment for five slaughterhouses in the holy city as well as supervising the operation of 32 cattle control centers.

There are also eight slaughter units in the various holy sites. Muslims sacrifice animals such as goats and calves on Eid Al-Adha for the feast, they must also offer some of the meat as a gift for the poor.

 


Dr. Kholood Mohamed, head of Tabuk’s regional council

Updated 12 August 2020

Dr. Kholood Mohamed, head of Tabuk’s regional council

Dr. Kholood Mohamed has become the first woman in the Kingdom to head Tabuk’s regional council, with the Saudi interior minister approving her appointment as the body’s secretary-general.
Al-Khamis called on Tabuk Gov. Prince Fahd bin Sultan on Monday and the prince congratulated her on her new position, emphasizing the role of Saudi women in government agencies.
She is an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry and supervisor of the chemistry department at the University of Tabuk.
She joined the university in 2010 as a teaching assistant in the science faculty, later becoming a lecturer and then being promoted to associate professor.
She did her doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Howard University in the US in 2018. She obtained her master’s degree from King Saud University in Riyadh and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tabuk.
Al-Khamis is a member of several scientific bodies such as the Supreme Committee of Prince Fahd bin Sultan Award for Scientific Excellence, American Chemical Society, and the Committee for the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity.
She has presented many research studies during her career, and participated locally and abroad in specialist activities in the science field.