Arab News, Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023 | Jamadi Al Thani 18, 1444
Deal signed at Hajj expo to launch smart cards for pilgrims
During the Hajj and Umrah Services Conference and Exhibition in Jeddah on
Tuesday, the Nosok Foundation for Hajj and Umrah and the General Authority of
Awqaf signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of enhancing pilgrims’
experiences via electronic solutions.
The agreement details the launch of smart cards
that contain users’ personal, residential and health information linked to an
The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdulfattah bin
Sulaiman Mashat, Saudi deputy minister of Hajj and Umrah, and Imad bin Saleh
Al-Kharashi, governor of the General Authority of Awqaf.
Mashat emphasized the significance of the
agreement in enriching pilgrims’ spiritual journeys through the use of digital
solutions and the automation of services in line with the goals of the Kingdom’s
Vision 2030 reform plan.