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ICEE2011 Technical Visit

The technical visit took place on the third day, 27th December 2011. The visit destination was the Holy Quran Printing Complex in Madinah. The printing complex as its name suggest, is the world largest printing complex for the Holy Quran, sitting on a space of 2,500 square meters. The complex issues Arabic and translations of the Quran, producing about 10 million copies a year. The complex operates with 1700 employees and 800 of them are examiners. Each copy of the holy Quran is examined by 3 examiners, one after the other. It has published 55 different translations of the Quran in 39 languages. Its website offers the Arabic Quran, recitations, textual search, translations, images of early Quran manuscripts, and exegetic commentaries. Since 1985, The Complex has made over 128 million copies of Quran, which is widely used by all sects of Islam. Roughly 95% is distributed around the world for free and only 5% will be sold on cost at the complex sales counter.