King Abdullah Launches Endowment Project in Makkah
September 25, 2008
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz launched the second King Abdulaziz Endowment Project in Makkah September 23.
Located near the Grand Mosque, the project will be able to accommodate 55,000 pilgrims and visitors. It aims to ease overcrowding during peak hours and facilitate the movement of pilgrims.
According to Minister of Islamic Affairs Saleh Al-Asheikh, the 11 residential towers will cover an area of 30,000 square meters with 7,000 rooms in addition to 1,900 lavatories and parking facilities for 560 cars and 40 buses.
Five consulting and engineering companies in the Kingdom competed to design the project.