GIS for Makkah and Madinah mosques to be developed

GIS for Makkah and Madinah mosques to be developed

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Makkah, Saudi Arabia: The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, will implement a number of projects valued at over SAR 2 billion (SAR: Saudi riyal) at the two holy mosques during the current financial year. It includes SAR 12.5 million for the GIS of Grand Mosque. In addition, SAR 35.5 million has been allocated for improving the technological systems for the two mosques, according to Muhammad bin Nasser Al-Khozaim, deputy head of the presidency.
Speaking to the Saudi Press Agency, Al-Khozaim lauded Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, for their utmost keenness in taking care of the affairs of the two holy mosques and making available of the best possible services for the Haj and Umrah pilgrims as well as the visitors to the mosques. He said that the ongoing largest ever expansion in the history of the Grand Mosque will add an additional prayer space for 1.2 million worshippers. The new expansion, named the King Abdullah Expansion, will cover an area of 370,000 sq. meters.
Source: Arab News