Saudi's Makkah Grand Mosque courtyard expansion 85% complete
General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque says completion due by end-August 2019
Saudi Arabia’s General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque announced that its 3,000m2 project to build external courtyards at Makkah Grand Mosque was 85% complete, with the development set to increase space for pilgrims and worshippers within the mosque.
According to an Arabic-language report by Saudi Arabia's state news agency, SPA, the expansion project included the removal of a number of places for ablution to make more space for pilgrims.
Completion is expected by the end of August 2019, with the presidency reportedly stating that the project had been carried out as per field studies and engineering plans prescribed ahead of commencement, in coordination with several local authorities.