KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia July 17 (NNN-Bernama) — The pre-clearance system launched by the Saudi Arabian government recently can provide maximum comfort for Malaysian haj pilgrims, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The Saudi Arabian Minister for Haj and Umrah, Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten said the system, which is also known as ‘Makkah Road’ will facilitate the movement of Malaysian haj pilgrims.
The Saudi Arabian government is striving to enhance the facilities to bring more comfort to haj pilgrims, he added.
This initiative followed the success of the pilot programme last year involving a small group of haj pilgrims. Malaysia was the first country to introduce the system, which was available at country of origin.
The first flight carrying Malaysian haj pilgrims to the holy land would depart on July 14 while the last flight would be on Aug 15. The return flights have been scheduled from Aug 29 to Sept 25.–NNN-BERNAMA
Source: NAM News Network