Prince Mishaal vows quality Haj services
The Haj Ministry has published the list of companies that provide low-cost Haj services.
The full list is available at http://www.haj.gov.sa/ar-SA/Pages/Low-cost-camps.aspx.
The announcement came as Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah has called for qualitative improvement in Haj services.
“We have to exert maximum efforts to remove all obstacles for the success of this great annual event,” he told senior officials.
He noted the progress achieved by the Haram expansion project, the Haramain Railway linking Makkah and Madinah, and the new Jeddah airport, saying it reflects the government’s endeavors to boost pilgrim services.
Nearly 2.5 million pilgrims are expected this year to perform Haj, which is scheduled to start on Oct. 2.
The first group of Hajis will arrive here from South Africa on Aug. 25.
“The service to the nation means facilitating things for the welfare of citizens and residents and providing better services applying the easiest methods,” the governor said.
The governor said his administration would expand electronic and computer facilities to provide quality services.
Prince Mishaal said he was determined to end the problem of stalled and delayed projects.
“We don’t want to see any stalled project in the region,” he said, adding that he would personally follow up every project.
Haj Minister Bandar Hajar, meanwhile, urged Haj-related departments and agencies to take effective measures to expedite arrival and departure procedures of pilgrims to avoid delays at Jeddah and Madinah airports.
“We have to apply modern technology to improve services to the guests of God,” the minister said while speaking to officials of the United Agencies who receive Haj pilgrims on arrival in the Kingdom.
Officials of United Agencies briefed Hajar on their efforts to reduce the time of stay for pilgrims at airports and other entry points and their deployment of highly qualified employees to extend better services.
Hajar urged United Agencies’ executives and employees to put greater efforts to improve services, being the frontline staff who deal with pilgrims upon their arrival at airports and other land and sea entry points.