SAUDI ARABIA

Minister of Media launches information plan for Haj season

August 03, 2018



JEDDAH – The Minister of Media Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad launched here on Thursday the information plan for the 1439H Haj season, Saudi Press Agency said. He also launched the website for this year’s Haj season http://hajjmedia.gov.sa so that it becomes the main source for news, data, information, events and activities.

In a speech on the occasion, Dr. Al-Awwad expressed thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman for the generous care and support to enable the Ministry of Media and the government authorities participating in the Haj season to serve the pilgrims.

The minister stressed that the Kingdom — leadership and people — welcomes the pilgrims of various nationalities, sects and races from different countries of the world. He further said that the Kingdom spares no effort to provide care for the pilgrims and enable them to perform their rites with ease. This care continues from the moment they arrive until their departure.

The minister announced the ministry’s preparations to host the local and international print and audiovisual media. He said it was ready to provide the mechanisms, equipment and technology so as to facilitate the task of transmitting the great event to the whole world. This reflects the great attention and care by the Kingdom’s government.

Awwad expressed the Media Ministry’s keenness to host all the channels wishing to transmit this great international event by preparing the infrastructure for satellite channels, international news agencies and various other media.

Awwad said the Kingdom is scheduled to host over 800 prominent foreign media persons to cover the Haj rites in a way depicting the importance of the occasion in the hearts of Muslims worldwide.

He said the ministry has readied several information centers in Makkah and the Holy Sites to serve its guests — the journalists and media men — from within the Kingdom and abroad. It has provided the centers with all the requirements, including telecommunication networks, computers, studios and other equipment to facilitate their task to cover the Haj.


August 03, 2018
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