Tuesday 23 July 2019 \


15,000 jobs in Umrah industry awaiting Saudis: gov’t official

The 1440 Umrah season, beginning in Muharram, will see the entry of new Saudi companies in the field, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Haj and Umrah for Umrah Affairs Dr. Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Wazzan told Okaz/Saudi Gazette Saturday.
Licenses have been granted to some 685 companies and establishments. Investment opportunities in the hotel sector will increase by over SR100 million. This will create over 15,000 job opportunities for Saudi young men and women, he said.
Asked about the number of new companies that are scheduled to enter the Umrah sector this season and whether they have completed their licensing procedures, Wazzan said: “The ministry’s endeavor to convert the Haj and Umrah work into an industry to make it one of the major tributaries of the new Saudi economy, is in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which aims to host 30 million Umrah pilgrims throughout the coming years. The ministry has completed procedures for licensing some 685 Saudi Umrah companies and establishments.”

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