Algeria – A vast Zemzem water can transport operation was launched from Jeddah International Airport, King Abdelaziz (Saudi Arabia), to Algiers, Constantine, Oran, Ouargla and Annaba for the benefit of the Hajis of the 2018 season.
The operation, the first of its kind, consists in transferring Zemzem water bottles in advance, which will be distributed to the hajis as soon as they return from the Holy Places, according to explanations given on Tuesday evening on the sidelines of the launch of this operation. . "This operation of transporting water bottles Zemzem comes under the instructions of the Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs to ensure the best of the services to the hajj," said the administrative and financial coordinator of the Algerian mission Hadj, Salah Bouterfa.
He added that this water transferred on board Algerian Airline aircraft to Ouargla airport is "a gift" from the National Office of Hajj and Umrah (ONHO) to pilgrims, detailing that " all the authorizations of use, imposed by the Saudi authorities were obtained ", in coordination with the different sectors of the Algerian Hajj mission, the Algerian Consulate General in Jeddah and the representatives of the Air Algérie National Airline and the National Office of Hajj and Umrah (ONHO).
The same source pointed out that this initiative, which is part of ONHO's efforts to improve the organization and management of the pilgrimage, will also "accompany and reassure the Algerian pilgrims" . Bouterfa said that the first shipment, sent to Ouargla airport, "totaled 3001 bottles of water Zemzem 5 liters each," noting that "storage spaces have been developed in Algerian airports and offices Zemzem water distribution system was installed with the aim of starting the water supply to the hajjas upon their return home. "
The same source pointed out that eight (8) flights are scheduled from Jeddah International Airport to five (5) Algerian airports to carry 38,178 Zemzem water tanks, totaling 190 tons.