New water-cooling system tested in Mina

The unique water cooling system introduced by Mutawwify Hujjaj South Asia and Jsour Al Garbia Trading Est. (AN Photo/Mahad Mohamed)
Updated 13 August 2019

New water-cooling system tested in Mina

MINA: The Mutawwify Hujjaj South Asia Establishment, along with Jsour Al Garbia trading, introduced a water-cooling system to one of their camps in Mina this year.

Cold drinking water is one of the most sought-after commodities in many of Mina’s camps, and a lot of money and effort is wasted trying to transport and keep ice stocks in supply in the camps, according to spokesman Waheeb Ismail Badr.

“We are doing a trial run of this machine that we brought in from China,” he told Arab News, adding it was the first of its kind to be introduced in Mina. “This machine ensures that we no longer have to deal with the issues that come along with trying to keep ice stocked in the camps. As such, the backup stock of ice we brought in on August 8 has barely been touched.”

The cooling system was the result of two years of study and research. The water, which is supplied by the government, goes through the device’s filtration system and emerges cold and refreshing, available to pilgrims at just the turn of a knob.

Engineer Nader Abduljawwad explained how the system worked. “The device is powered by electricity, and we can control the number of compressors that are on at any given time to control how cold the water is, whether we want it icy cold or just cool depends on how many are running,” he told Arab News. “The device is connected to pipes that ensure that the water is distributed all over the camp.”

The system delivers between five and eight thousand liters of water an hour to all of the distribution areas of the camp and pilgrims can collect the water from any of the designated campsite areas.

Both Badr and Abduljawwad were delighted to say they had faced no problems with the system so far, and hoped the successful trial run would encourage other camps to look for similar solutions to deal with ice-related issues. “The machine is effective, doesn’t take up that big of a space, and uses about as much electricity as a regular air conditioner,” said Abduljawwad.

 

 


King Salman to deliver annual policy speech at Saudi Shoura

Al-Asheikh reviewed the Shoura Council’s accomplishments during the third year of the seventh session. (SPA)
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King Salman to deliver annual policy speech at Saudi Shoura

  • Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh reviewed the Shoura Council’s accomplishments during the third year of the seventh session

RIYADH: King Salman on Wednesday will deliver his annual speech to the Shoura Council, which sheds light on the Kingdom’s national and foreign policies, at the opening of the fourth year of the council’s seventh session.
In a press statement, Speaker of the Saudi Shoura Council Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh said the Shoura Council receives the support of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, empowering it to take part in the development of the Kingdom in line with Vision 2030, where the council seeks to implement the vision’s programs according to its main two functions: Regulatory and legislative.
Al-Asheikh reviewed the Shoura Council’s accomplishments during the third year of the seventh session. He said: “Thanks to the support of the wise leadership and the council’s cooperation with the Cabinet, ministries and governmental bodies, the council was able to achieve significant accomplishments, where it held 65 sessions and issued 262 decisions that were referred to King Salman, to serve our dear country and guarantee welfare and prosperity for our people.”