WATCH: How Saudi Arabia solved the problem of rising temperatures in Hajj

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Mecca Region Development Authority implemented a new project to cool the atmosphere at the Jamarat zone as part of the first phase launched in the Hajj season this year.

The project covers the whole area of the western square of the Jamarat zone as well as the return routes from Jamarat to Mina.

This came in line with the directions of King Salman’s advisor, Prince Khalid al-Faisal, the governor of the Mecca region and chairman of the Hajj Central Committee.

The project comes within the framework of several projects supervised by the Authority and Deputy Vice Chairman of the Board, Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar.

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This project contributes to reducing the temperatures for the pilgrims, and lowering the level of hardship for passers-by in Jamarat zone, as well as the routes to return to Mina, especially since the heat reached 42 °C.

The cooling project extends over 10,000 meters, with 750 columns of spray water supplied through two main stations.

The amount of the sprayed cool water is 235 m3 per hour. The spray columns work continuously throughout the Hajj days in Mina and Jamarat areas.

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