The areas of agreements include public, private and non-profit sectors, and fall under the umbrella of Initiatives 1440 Hijri. — Courtesy photo
JEDDAH — Board of Directors of the Establishment of Mutawifs of Pilgrims of Turkey, Europe, America & Australia has signed 19 partnership agreements to improve services quality that touches the lives of 250,000 pilgrims during the Haj season.
The areas of agreements include public, private and non-profit sectors, and fall under the umbrella of Initiatives 1440 Hijri, a special program by the Mutawifs of Pilgrims of Turkey, Europe, America & Australia that is inspired by Vision 2030 to improve the local input, striking partnerships and boost the experience of the pilgrims.
“Initiatives 1440 Hijri program has come up with 40 initiatives that cover all the pilgrims’ needs and services from the moment they arrive in the holy places until they leave the Kingdom,” said Tariq Ankawi, chairman of the establishment, said.
The partnership agreements are set to provide the best telecommunication services and products (digital transformation), improve the quality of catering services in the holy sites, and give the pilgrims a wide variety of options of locally-made gift items. They also include conducting studies and researches to boost the transportation services and give an opportunity to a non-profit organization to help the Guests of Allah go through the journey of Haj smoothly.
The agreements were signed with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Haj and Umrah Research, Saudi Post, Haj & Umrah Visitors’ Gifts Organization, Taj for Sterile Foods, Abdul Ghani Group, STC, Visual Express, Emar Properties, Philanthropic Society for Orphans, Nadia Omar Entertainment, Barn Café and the House of Expertise and many more.
“Taking care of pilgrims has always been a top priority of the Saudi government since the foundation of the Kingdom. We will continue our endeavor to help realize Vision 2030 initiatives to transform the Haj experience to meet international standards,”Ankawi concluded.
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