mekka - The adventurous company of the Bin Laden family, the Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) resumes next month after the annual pilgrimage hadj, the renovation of the great mosque in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca.
The huge construction project that cost about 22.7 billion euros has been quiet since September 2015. Then 107 workers came across and 400 were injured after a crane tipped and crushed them. Also, the decline in oil revenues from the state of Saudi Arabia made it impossible to resume the renovation.
The construction company has agreed with the Saudi authorities on the payment of the damage, security guarantees and overdue wages. The SBG did not give an explanation.
After the renovation, the mosque complex must better handle the annual flow of millions of pilgrims. Over the last few years, the crowds fell a lot of dead. The most serious accident occurred in 2015 when there was a great deal of panic in the crowd, causing around 2000 people to get under foot and eventually died.
With the resumption of work, better times have come for the SBG. Due to the fiasco with the big mosque, more projects were shut down and the company barely received new orders. The construction company is the largest adoption company in the Arab world.
The Saudi Binladin Group was founded in 1931 by Sjeik Mohammed bin Laden Sayyid, the father of Al-Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden.