MoUs signed to construct mosques in Salman City

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Manama, Apr. 26 (BNA): The Sunni Endowments Directorate has signed three memoranda of understanding with donors to build four mosques in Salman City.

The move is in line with the order of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to immediately launch a development plan for mosques across the Kingdom’s governorates, inaugurate and restore 20 mosques belonging to the Sunni and Jaafari Endowments, located across different governorates of the Kingdom, as well as to allocate sites and expedite the design and construction of 12 mosques in Salman City.

Chairman of the Sunni Endowments Council, Dr. Shaikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Futtais Al-Hajeri, patronised the ceremony to sign the three MoUs.

Sunni Endowments Council member, and Chairman of the Mosques Committee, Yousif Salahuddin Ibrahim Salah, delivered a statement on behalf of the ceremony patron.

He said that the projects are part of the kingdom’s achievements in building mosques across the kingdom’s governorates to enable citizens and residents to perform prayers easily and comfortably.

They are also in response to HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister’s orders in this regard, he said.

He indicated that the projects are the first phase of the implementation of HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister’s order to construct 12 mosques in Salman City. They include the Nadia Al-Shater Mosque, the Al-Shaikh Ahmed bin Al-Shaikh Hassan Al-Khan Mosque and the Mohammed Bahlool and His Consort Fatima Al-Khaja Mosque, in addition to another mosque to be constructed at the expense of a benefactor at a total cost of BD2830,000.

He extended thanks and appreciation to the Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Shaikh Khalid bin Ali bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, for his constant support and follow-up. He also paid tribute to benefactors for their kind donations.