1998 News Story

Factory for fireproof tent material to be set up

Minister of Industry and Electricity Dr. Hashem Abdullah Yamani said on Wednesday that his ministry had granted a license to a group of Saudi businessmen who are planning to set up a factory in Riyadh for the production of the material used in manufacturing fireproof tents. Minister Yamani made the announcement at the end of his inspection tour of Makkah and the holy sites. He also commented that electricity consumption at the holy sites during this Hajj season is expected to increase by fifty percent.