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.