Three agreements were signed during the reconstruction of Makkah Region Conference, which was concluded on Wednesday. One of the deals aims at implementing an initiative to construct other huge mosques in Makkah and to prepare a comprehensive plan to increase the capacity of Mina.
Prince Khaled al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, who chaired the conference, affirmed that a strategic development plan was put for Makkah nine years ago.
Faisal underscored the importance of openness to the world and benefiting from developments while maintaining Islamic principles and values. He affirmed that the “Saudi (citizen) has a message to deliver to the world that Islam fits in all times and place.”
The Emir of Makkah noted that the Saudi leadership deployed all potentials to develop and serve visitors of the Two Holy Mosques. He stressed that nothing stands in the way of Islamic will, which compels to transform Makkah into a modern and not only a smart city.
Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umra Dr. Mohammed Binten talked about the volunteer program under the slogan “Kon Awnan”, and how it managed to increase the number of volunteers throughout the kingdom.
Binten explained the strategies and goals of the program, noting that the plan to serve pilgrims, which witnesses the cooperation of five government bodies, is an accomplishment of Saudi Vision 2030.
The first session of the Reconstruction of Makkah Region Conference focused on the reality and future of the region, the second on the transportation’s role in developing the region, while the third tackled the private sector’s participation in development projects in Makkah. The fourth session shed light on the role of the services sector in development.