Saudi Arabia completes Holy Kaaba maintenance after Hajj 2019

Forty-six technicians were deployed for the project that was implemented following the completion of Hajj 2019

Forty-six technicians worked on the project.
Forty-six technicians worked on the project.

Saudi Arabia’s General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, alongside King Abdulaziz Complex for Holy Kaaba Kiswah, has completed periodic maintenance works on the Holy Kaaba following the completion of Hajj 2019.

The programme included 46 technicians, whose work covered the Kiswah – the covering of the Kaaba – that is made of 670kg of silk, according to Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA.

The King Abdulaziz Complex for Holy Kaaba Kiswah employs 200 manufacturers and administrators, all of whom are Saudi nationals trained, qualified, and specialising in work such as dyeing and automatic weaving, annual textile and printing, and cladding assembly.

The routine maintenance work carried out included the treatment of edges and stone walls in some areas, with customised materials used to ensure the safety of the Holy Kaaba.

Work was also implemented on fixing the rings that hold the Holy Kaaba’s cover in place, local daily Arab News reported.

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