SR25b spent on holy sites in 16 years

Over the past 16 years, the government has spent a total of SR25 billion on developing the holy sites, Dr. Habib Zain Al-Abideen, undersecretary in the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, has said. The implementation of all projects was smooth, he said. Mina has not seen any fire accidents for 16 years while the Jamarat Bridge has not witnessed any stampede for eight years thanks to the strong infrastructure, he said.