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Ramadan 2021: Saudi to resume distribution of Zamzam water

Dubai - The distribution centre had been closed for over a year due to Covid pandemic.



By Web Report

Published: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 10:30 AM

Last updated: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 10:33 AM

The distribution of bottles of Zamzam water will resume from King Abdullah Project for Zamzam Water in Kudai, Makkah from Tuesday.

According to the Saudi Gazette, National Water Company, the official operator of the Project, will open its doors to customers from March 23 to meet the growing demand for Zamzam water during Ramadan.

The distribution of the holy water will be held from 1pm to 9pm on all days except Friday, said Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, Head of the Presidency for the Affairs of Two Holy Mosques and Chairman of the Project’s Supervisory Committee.

A five-litre bottle is priced at 5.5 riyals (Dh5.39) including VAT, with each customer being allowed a maximum of four bottles every 15 days.

The maximum number of people allowed inside the Project’s customer care centre is 60, and there will be special counters serving people of determination on priority.

In a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency, the committee said that Zamzam water bottles can be collected from the Project headquarters, as well as from select hypermarkets and supermarkets that are being supplied with 5 million bottles of the holy water.

The Supervisory Committee also assured that it had completed all precautionary measures and preventive protocols to protect visitors against Covid-19.

Inaugurated in 2010 by the late King Abdullah, the Project bottles Zamzam water to be given to pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s (PBUH) Mosque in Madinah.

AFP
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