End of the expansion of the Grand Mosque
in 1444 AH /2022-23
December 4, 2019
While the completion rate in the projects of the Grand Mosque “expansion of the Mataf and the third Saudi expansion” reached 80%, and only the final finishing and the completion of permanent works in the Al-Shamiya project are complete, all development projects in the Grand Mosque will end, whether the expansion of the Mataf or the expansion of Al-Shamiya in 1444 AH. (about in 2022-23)
The Director of Engineering and Administrative Affairs at the Agency for Projects and Engineering Studies at the General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and Prophet’s Mosque, Eng. Ammar Al-Ahmadi, told “Makkah” that the Tawaf expansion project started with three phases represented in demolition and completion of demolition work, while the third stage that the project has reached now is related to the final finishes Pointing out that 80% of the construction work in the expansion project has ended completely, while the remaining finishing works are remaining.
He added that the Tawaf expansion project falls under it a number of other projects represented in King Abdulaziz Gate, Ajyad Gate, borrowed ceilings, and electromechanical works, stressing that the project stages are divided into fixed maps, and the project is unique in the world at the level, as it serves the guests of Rahman while the work is being done In it without stopping. And that this matter delayed the timetable for the implementation of parts of the project, noting that the side of King Abdulaziz Gate is the place in which the work was delayed due to certain conditions on the site, and with this, all demolition, finishing and other work was done.
Al-Ahmadi pointed out that the role of the projects agency is to supervise, monitor and follow-up directly with the Ministry of Finance for all existing projects in the Sacred Mosque, to ensure the quality of the final product, and that it is identical to the requirements and needs of the Sacred Mosque, adding that «many meetings were held to ensure coordination with the Royal Commission for Makkah and feelings The Holy City, with the participation of all concerned parties in the Grand Mosque, to ensure that there is no overlap between these entities in the expansion projects, and after this step we controlled 80% of the observations, most of which were the result of diligence Some agencies, however, maintenance work has evolved, for example 60 observations were observed in 1439 AH on the stairs in the expansion of King Fahd (may God have mercy on him), where last year it decreased to 8 notes, through the efforts of maintenance teams, as it positively reflected the crowd movement in organizing and ease Exiting and entering the Sacred Mosque.
He said, "We are optimistic in the next six months of a major progress in the completion of development and expansion projects in the Grand Mosque, and this is a result of the program presented by the Ministry of Finance this year, where there will be progress in the business by increasing employment in projects and equipment used, in addition to ongoing work In projects 24 hours, interspersed with a half-hour break before and after the five assignments.
Stages of work on the Mataf expansion project:
Complete the demolitions
Mataf expansion works include:
The number of worshipers in the expansion of the Mataf:
Before the start of the project: 197,900 vaccines
During the project works: 215,958 worshipers
When the project is completed: 278,000 vaccines
Number of toilets:
After completion of the projects: 12400
After projects are completed: 9200
After completion of the projects: 680
After completion of the projects: 147
Other numbers after the completion of all Haram projects:
8534 Surveillance Camera
9572 A “headphone” sound system
120 thousand refrigerated
115,600 worshipers in the Masaa
366,400 worshipers in the second expansion
1799 surveillance camera
70 indicative screens