Makkah deputy governor inspects Grand Mosque project

Prince Badr was briefed on the artworks of Bab Al-Umra and construction work at Bab Ismail. (SPA)
Updated 20 November 2019

Makkah deputy governor inspects Grand Mosque project

  • There are 5,000 workers on the project to expand the mosque
  • Prince Badr was brief on the latest developments

MAKKAH: Makkah Deputy Gov. Prince Badr bin Sultan presided over a meeting to discuss the latest developments related to the third expansion of the Grand Mosque, which is being carried out by 5,000 workers.
During a field inspection, Prince Badr was briefed on the artworks of Bab Al-Umra and construction work at Bab Ismail, which will be completed before the Hajj season.
He also inspected the works of the mosque’s old corridor and arches. Fourteen of its 38 arches have been completed so far, and the rest are expected to be completed before the next Ramadan season.
 


Saudi envoy meets Sudanese religious affairs minister

Updated 03 July 2020

Saudi envoy meets Sudanese religious affairs minister

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments Nasreldin Mofreh received at his office on Thursday the Saudi ambassador to Sudan, Ali bin Hassan Jafar.

The meeting discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation and joint coordination.

Mofreh reiterated the Sudanese government’s support for the Kingdom’s decision to accommodate a limited number of pilgrims of various nationalities for Hajj this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. He said that this decision was in accordance with Islam, and showed the awareness of the Kingdom’s leadership and its concern for the safety of pilgrims.

Mofreh praised the Kingdom’s efforts to serve pilgrims, and commended its constant support on all levels.

The envoy confirmed the Kingdom’s concern to strengthen and develop cooperation between the two countries.