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9 Jul 2020 RIYADH
Saudi Arabia has issued guidelines for the 1,000 or so pilgrims that will be allowed to perform the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca later this month, an experience that will be unlike any before because of the coronavirus pandemic.Pilgrims will be only be able to drink holy water from the Zamzam well in Mecca that is packaged in plastic bottles, and pebbles for casting away evil that are usually picked up by pilgrims along Hajj routes will be sterilized and bagged ahead of time.
20 Aug 2019 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
Contemporaneously with this year's Hajj season, the government of Saudi Arabia announced investment in new water developments totalling in excess of $825 Million USD.The projects include construction of a pipeline from the desal plant at Al-Shuaibah to Makkah (also known as Mecca) and other holy sites and expansion of the desal plant, which together are estimated to cost approximately $545 Million USD, according to reportage in Arabian Business...
16 Aug 2013 ABUJA
The federal government yesterday approved about N2.1 billion for water supply to Abuja Technology Village as well as the sum of N131 million for the design of engineering infrastructure and production of tender documents for the phase five of the three zones of Kyami District (A-C), Abuja. FCT minister Senator Bala Mohammed, who gave the hint while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, said that the two projects were approved following two separate memos he tendered before FEC...
24 Jun 2013 MECCA
The water supply to Makkah will be reduced over the next two days because of a leak in the pipeline from Al-Shoaibah Plant. There would be no supply from the plant until the leak is fixed, said Sultan Al-Otaibi, spokesman of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) in a statement. The leak appeared after recent repair work, he said...