1999 News Story

Pilgrims Move To Mina (Hajj 1419)

Today the pilgrims moved from Makkah to Mina to stay overnight and early on Friday morning, March 26, 1999, they will head towards Mount Arafat. Prince Nayef Ibn Abdul Aziz, Interior Minister, and Prince Majed Ibn Abdul Aziz, Governor of Makkah Province, accompanied by concerned authorities, were following up the transition process of the pilgrims. The process was very successful and the pilgrims were very cooperative with the traffic officials, who had set up a comprehensive traffic plan for the ideal usage of roads, fly-overs and tunnels and for the easy and smooth movement of the vehicles, which ensured the security and safety of the pilgrims. The successful process of the transition was related to the excellent arrangements made by the Saudi concerned authorities under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz. The most possible services and facilities that the pilgrims may need are available at the Holy places, and include: hospitals and first aid clinics; telephone, telegraph, telex, and postal services; and more than 6,000 commercial centers, plus 35 automated bakeries. Fresh water and about 1.5 million ice cubes are available each day.