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Madinah Governor Visits Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Airport to Oversee Hajj Preparations

Madinah, Governor of Madinah Region Prince Salman bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz and Chairman of the Hajj and Visit Committee, stressed the importance of enhancing pilgrim services, given Saudi Arabia’s substantial resources dedicated to this cause. The gov…


Madinah, Governor of Madinah Region Prince Salman bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz and Chairman of the Hajj and Visit Committee, stressed the importance of enhancing pilgrim services, given Saudi Arabia’s substantial resources dedicated to this cause. The government, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH the Crown Prince, aims to facilitate a seamless and spiritually fulfilling Hajj experience.

During his visit to Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport, coinciding with the arrival of pilgrims for Hajj 1445 AH, Prince Salman evaluated the operational readiness of the airport. He conducted a comprehensive tour of the Hajj halls and received a briefing on the services provided by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for pilgrims arriving through Madinah, the second major gateway to the holy cities.

Furthermore, he scrutinized various airport services, encompassing passenger security, baggage handling, passport control, customs, healthcare facilities, and the operations of other pertinent agencies
. The Prince also inspected the Hajj Plaza, a six-hall facility designed to accommodate over 500 passengers, and the dedicated Makkah Route Initiative hall aimed at facilitating travel for pilgrims.

Additionally, he visited the Haramain High-Speed Rail station to assess the readiness of services facilitating transportation between the holy cities. There, he received a briefing on operational plans for the Hajj season, which entail providing over 1.6 million seats across 3,800 trips for pilgrims visiting Madinah.

Furthermore, the Governor inaugurated the “Fit Hajj” initiative by the Madinah Health Cluster. This initiative is crafted to prepare pilgrims through specialized clinics offering awareness programs, fitness improvement sessions, and rehabilitation services tailored for the elderly, disabled individuals, and those with chronic conditions or mobility issues.

Source: Saudi Press Agency