King Salman Mosque

King Salman Mosque near completion

  • The second floor of the mosque can accommodate up to 4,000 worshippers
  • Work on the parking zone will commence through January
  • The project has a price tag of USD 24 million

K. Male' 2020 Jan 05 | Sun 16:02 local 3,422

King Salman Mosque - mihaaru

The Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure has revealed that the construction project for King Salman Mosque is near completion and it will be completed within the ongoing month.

Speaking to RaajjeMV, a ministry official highlighted that all work tasked under the contract’s scope will be completed by the proceeding month and that work is currently being carried out for the land scape, installation of lights, cleaning, laying out travertine tiles as well as the interior finishing touches to the mosque.

Highlighting that all of the work for the ground floor have been completed, the ministry revealed that workers are currently working to attain the calligraphy work to design the first floor.

Further, the third and fourth floor of the mosque has been complete, and work is currently underway to clean the floors, said the ministry official.

Having designed the concept of the parking zone, the ministry also hopes to begin work on the layout within January.

While it has been revealed that the first and second floors can accommodate up to 4,000 worshippers at once, the third floor will have four classrooms with space for 40 individuals and five seminar rooms with a 15-person capacity.

Specialties of the fourth floor of the mosque include a library and an auditorium that can accommodate 350 individuals, while the fifth floor will have a multi-purpose hall with a 300-person capacity.

Which layering the structural concrete for the mosque was complete in November 2018, the magnificent mosque will become the largest mosque in the Maldives once completed, capable of accommodating thousands of worshippers.

The six-story structure, being built as a historical monument, is named after King Salman of Saudi Arabia and is funded by the Gulf Kingdom.

Last updated at: 6 months ago | Reviewed by: Zihnath Hassan

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