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.

Most popular


Deadline approaches for CW Oman Awards 2020 in Muscat
You have until 20 January to submit your nominations for the ninth edition of the


CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this
CW In Focus | Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019
A roundup of Construction Week's annual summit that was held in Dubai this September

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 765
Jun 29, 2020