For the first time in history, multi-story tents will be established during this year’s Hajj season at Mina to provide more space to the hujjaj.
The idea of multi-story tents will solve the problem of narrow areas in Mina by increasing the accommodation capacity of the tents.
Saudi Gazette reports that the chairman of the establishment, Abbas Qattan says the project will exploit the vertical height of Mina and added that the ground floor will be used for the accommodation of workers and for storing food supplies while the upper stories will be used for the accommodation of hujjaj.
According to the Chairman of the establishment, Abbas Qattan the idea will solve the problem of narrow areas in Mina by increasing the accommodation capacity of the tents.
“This is within the Kingdom’s efforts to upgrade the services being extended to the pilgrims and is also within the efforts to achieve the goals and objectives of the 2030 Vision aimed at increasing the accommodation capacity for the Guests of Allah,” he said.
According to Mr. Qattan, the project was studied with the Authority for the Development of Makkah and was supported by the Ministry of Haj and Umrah and the Civil Defense.
The chairman, however, stressed that the vertical development of Mina would require strong basic infrastructure including tunnels, logistical support, and good delivery system.
The initiative will provide extra accommodation for eight hujjaj in each tent. The tents will be fire-resistant and can easily be wrapped up and reconstructed as required.