Saudi Arabia approves emergency plan to safeguard pilgrims

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 11 Aug 2017, 16:38:44

Saudi Arabia approves emergency plan to safeguard pilgrims

A five-point emergency response plan was approved on Thursday to ensure the security and safety of pilgrims during Hajj, reports The Arab News.

The plan covers risk assessment, the allocation of tasks and responsibilities, technical and administrative support, and the provision of food, fuel and accommodation in the event of a major incident.

Teams of volunteers will assist Civil Defense in implementing the plan if required, along with 32 government agencies. Many young people had expressed an interest in volunteer work because they were keen to help pilgrims, said Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Amr, the director general of Civil Defense.

The aim was to provide the necessary resources for pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease, to guide them through the areas of pilgrimage in Makkah and Madinah and to protect them from accidents, Al-Amr said.

This year’s Hajj pilgrimage will begin in about three weeks.

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