Qatar: Ashghal completes $19.2m worth of mosque projects

Qatar's Ashghal has completed the renovation and construction of 12 mosques at an estimated cost of $19.2m

The interior of a mosque at Muaither.
The interior of a mosque at Muaither.

Qatar's Public Works Authority, Ashghal, has completed the renovation and construction of 12 mosques at an estimated cost of $19.2m (QAR70m).

The projects, which are located across Qatar, have been completed in preparation for the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The authority is conducting the works as part of a broader initiative to implement a new set of projects for Qatar's Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Awqaf.

Ashghal expects to complete an additional 10 mosques during H2 2017.

Eng Hakim Ahmed Al-Hashemi, head of the public projects section of the authority's buildings project management department, told Gulf Times that the Awqaf projects have been built to the highest quality standards, and incorporate local cultural influences and designs inspired by Qatari heritage.

Eng Khaled Ali Al-Saad, projects engineering adviser at Ashghal, revealed that the completed projects include four Juma'a mosques that were demolished and reconstructed in line with the latest guidelines.

Each Juma’a mosque can accommodate approximately 1,000 worshipers, and features prayer halls distributed over three floors. Each contains a prayer hall dedicated to women, offering ablutions, or Wudu, facilities and accommodation for both the imam and the muezzin.

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