Radio Station for Hajj Awareness starts transmission in 14 Languages

Riyadh, 31 Dec 2005

The broadcasting station for Hajj awareness will start its round-the-clock transmission effective from the first of the lunar month of Dhul Hajja.

It will transmit in 14 languages including Arabic, English, French, Persian, Turkish, Hausa, Indonesian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashtu, Turkistani, Somalian, Swahili and Bambari.

The radio will transmit on four waves, two of them are medium waves, and the other two waves are on FM.

This was announced by Dr Abdullah Al-Shayei, the director of the second program and supervisor of the broadcasting station in a statement to SPA.

He noted that the Jeddah broadcasting station will provide the broadcasting station with series of programs, while some concerned governmental authorities will participate in the preparation of some programs.

These governmental authorities include the Ministries of Interior; the Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance; Hajj; Municipal and Rural Affairs; the Directorate of Public Security; the Passports Directorate; the Civil Defense Directorate; the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Holy Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque, and the Institute of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques for Hajj Research.