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HRH Governor of Makkah inaugurates ‘Smart Hajj’ initiative

08 Aug 2018
HRH Governor of Makkah inaugurates ‘Smart Hajj’ initiative

Aimed at serving Hajj pilgrims and helping them to perform their activities in a smooth and convenient way, ‘Smart Hajj’ initiative has been launched on 26 August 2018 by HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Province, at the headquarters of Makkah Emirate in Jeddah City. The Launch was in the presence of HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Governor of Makkah, and  HE Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology. HRH Prince Khalid also launched an initiative to use a single network slogan for all telecom operators, reading "The Kingdom Embraces The World.”

On this occasion, Prince Khalid said, “On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince –may Allah save them, I extend thanks to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for their efforts to improve the services provided, particularly in Makkah and the Holy Places.”

Furthermore, Al-Faisal reiterated the importance of initiating the executive steps to transform the Holy City of Makkah and the Holy Places into smart areas, calling everyone works to improve the services provided for visitors.

For his part, Minister Al-Swaha pointed out that the ‘Smart Hajj’ initiative offers digital services through interactive applications, including locating the rituals and helping pilgrims to avail of technology to identify the steps of moving between the Holy Places, in addition to providing guidelines, technical guides and health applications.

Moreover, Al-Swaha noted that the initiative includes government applications with advanced technical features that are useful for Hajj pilgrims and Umrah performers in Makkah and Madinah, plus other applications that facilitate locating camps and points of sales of telecom operators and postal agencies.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Governor of Makkah Minister of ICT Ministry of ICT Smart Hajj

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