Work to start on new Bahrain grand mosque
Manama, May 31, 2012
Work on a new grand mosque with a capacity to serve large congregations of around 800 people will start soon in Diyar Al Muharraq, said top officials.
A signing ceremony was held yesterday (May 30) to announce the Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa Grand Mosque, which was attended by Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, Sunni Endowments chairman Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa and Diyar Al Muharraq chairman Abdulhakeem Alkhayyat.
The mosque located on a 19,238 sq m area will be completed by next August and will feature traditional Arabian Islamic design.
It will be adjacent to Diyar Entry Park in the Sarat area across the beach. It will also be a Friday Grand Mosque, with separate areas for men and women.
Diyar Al Muharraq signed the agreement with Gulf House Engineering and Middle East Contracting and Trade Centre. – TradeArabia News Service