The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, through the Sustainable Solutions for Guests of the Merciful competition, reviewed 450 local and international projects for Sustainable Solutions for Pilgrims. It aims to provide support for entrepreneurs and those interested in enhancing the pilgrims’ experience. It announced the winners of the top three positions on the fourth day of the Hajj and Umrah conference, reported Saudi Press Agency.
The Murshid project secured the first place. It is an guidance application for the lost and missing individuals during Hajj and Umrah.
The app connects pilgrims and Umrah performers with guides, Hajj and Umrah companies, volunteers, and scouts. It also facilitates reporting cases of loss. Moreover, it deals with requests of persons with disabilities and the elderly promptly.
In the second place came the project “iRAMA” by Mohammed Sahab.
It involves modern techniques for hydroponic farming, soilless agriculture, and the creation of industrial agricultural environments. It uses advanced and intelligent technologies. The project is supported by artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) techniques.
Finally, the third-place winner was Dima Al-Saleh with her project Mehad. Mehad is a gateway to enrich the pilgrim’s knowledge of the Prophet’s biography. It utilizes Augmented Reality (AR) technologies to explore the rich history of Mecca and Medina.
These projects for Sustainable Solutions for Pilgrims aim to enhance the quality of services provided to pilgrims and Umrah performers by offering various solutions to enrich their experiences through launching electronic platforms that directly connect them with service providers.