Jan 04 2013
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Mataf expansion work in full swing
Works on mataf (circumambulation area around the Kabaa) expansion is being stepped up, Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper reported. The second floor of the eastern side has been completely removed, while equipment and machinery have been deployed in the cleaning process. Engineers and workers have begun installing wood planks around the mataf. The area surrounding the isolated space has been expanded to ensure the safety of worshippers against any objects falling from the upper floor.
The company executing the project has doubled the number of cranes to seven and installed giant cranes 100 meters in length at the eastern masaa in order for the equipment to reach the higher floors of the masaa (the path between the hillocks of Safa and Marwah). The pace of work accelerated with the beginning of the Umrah season, and to complete construction before the next holy month of Ramadan as the number of pilgrims and visitors doubles.
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