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Air Forces support public security by using helicopters to organize and monitor movement of pilgrims

The Royal Saudi Air Forces (RSAF) have completed its preparations to participate in this year's Hajj season, where its tasks are to manage the airspace of the holy sites, in addition to supporting the public security and other relevant government sectors in the air follow-up.

The Air Forces work with the relevant sectors in the Ministry of Interior to follow up the security and traffic plans as well as to monitor the ports of Makkah and sorting points. The Air Forces also support the Ministry of Media in the televised coverage of the Hajj rituals.

The Commander of the Air Force Group participating in this Hajj season, Col. Pilot Khaled Bin Abdullah Al-Mutairi, disclosed that the Air Force is working to support the public security with a number of helicopters equipped with the advance technologies around the clock.

He added that the Air Force is responsible for organizing, managing and monitoring the airspace as well as supervising the air traffic of all helicopters participating in the Hajj season from all sectors.

He pointed out that the main objective of the participation is to achieve security and safety for pilgrims and to address any potential risks that may affect the safety of pilgrims from their arrival until their departure from the holy sites.

Nine digital monitoring stations to

measure quality of air in Makkah


The National Center for Environmental Compliance (NCEC) pays the utmost importance to monitoring air quality in Makkah and the Holy Sites during the Hajj season 1443H.

Within the framework of its operational plan for this Hajj season, the NCEC was able to distribute and operate new mobile and fixed environmental monitoring stations in the holy sites and Makkah.

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