Construction begins on Maldives’ US$24m King Salman Mosque

Construction begins on Maldives’ US$24m King Salman Mosque
February 26 16:21 2018

Construction of the King Salman Mosque funded by Saudi Arabia is underway in Malé’s eastern waterfront.

In a tweet Sunday, Housing Minister Mohamed Muizzu said work has begun on erecting pillars for the six-storey mosque, which is expected to be completed by August.  

It will be the largest mosque in the Maldives, capable of accommodating 6,000 worshippers and equipped with a multi-purpose hall, a library, and classrooms. New premises for the Centre for Quran are also to be incorporated into the mosque compound.

“Work has started and continues at high speed on the concrete foundation of King Salman Mosque, which represents the strong bond with Saudi Arabia due to President Yameen’s strong foreign policy,” Dr Muizzu previously tweeted.

The US$24 million project was awarded in March last year to Alke-Turmaks, which submitted the winning bid. The Turkish company is also constructing the Tree Top Hospital in Hulhumalé.

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  1. MissIndia
    February 26, 17:41 #1 MissIndia

    Holy Krishna, not another Grand Mosque funded by Saudi Arabia! Why not fund a university or hospital? Why are the arrogant Saudis allowed to propagate their violent and intolerant religious beliefs in Muslim countries that have no Arab ancestry or heritage? You can see the outcome of wahabbi brainwashing in the increasing number of young Maldivian jihadis in Syria.
    When will Hindus be allowed to build a temple in Jeddah?
    When will Christians be allowed to build a church in Riyadh?
    We don’t have a Saudi funded Grand Mosque in India yet. Thank you Lord Shiva!

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