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Makkah Emir Receives Assessment Study on Numbers of Pilgrims and Umrah Doers Until 1455 H






Advisor to Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, Emir of Makkah HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal received from the UQU President and Chairman of Supervisory Committee of the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Expansion Projects Dr. Bakri bin M'atooq bin Bakri Assas a scientific study on Estimation of Numbers of Pilgrims and Umrah Doers until the year 1455 H, prepared by the Technical Committee of Grand Mosques Projects in collaboration with a number of specialists at King Abdul-Aziz University, Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research and the General Secretariat of Hajj Higher Committee. The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Expansion Project of the Grand Mosques, Dr. Faisal Wafaa, Dean of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research Dr. Sami Barhamain and the members of the committee at the Makkah Development Commission Headquarters.  

 

Meanwhile, Dr. Assas valued the attention paid by the wise leadership to projects of the Two Holy Mosques and the Holy Sites for the convenience of the pilgrims and visitors of prophet mosques. He also valued the lasting sponsorship of the university activities by the Advisor to Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, Emir of Makkah HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal. He added that the scientific study carried out by the mentioned above parties projected all variables required by the pilgrims and Umrah doers until 1455 H.   


For his part, the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Expansion Project of the Grand Mosques, Dr. Faisal Wafaa, said that study covered estimations of the numbers of pilgrims and Umrah doers from in and outside the Kingdom besides the most important features of the exterior pilgrims and Umrah doers. " Upon removal of all restrictions, study reveals that numbers of pilgrims and Umrah doers from outside the kingdom will exceed 4 million in 2020 and  will exceed five million seven hundred in 2030 to reach nine million two hundred in 2050", he added saying that study predicts that numbers of Umrah doers from outside the kingdom to reach 13 million in 1455 H and might increase to 14 million eight hundred thousands.  

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