ALGIERS, Feb 28 (KUNA) -- The construction of Grand Mosque of Algiers
started at Al-Muhammadia district, east Algiers, Tuesday after signing a Euro
one billion-worth contract with a Chinese company.
The contract was signed by Director General of the Algerian National Agency
for the Implementation and Management of the Grand Mosque of Algiers
(ANAGERMA) Olwi Mohammad Al-Ghedr and the China State Construction Engineering
Corporation (CSCEC) director general in the presence of Algerian Minister of
Religious Affairs Bouabdellah Ghlamallah and presidential advisor Mohammad Ali
Under the deal, the construction works are scheduled to complete in 42
months and the mosque will be opened in August, 2015.
The project, to cover a total area of 400,000 sq meters, will create 17,000
new jobs including 10,000 for the Algerians.
It will consist of 12 buildings including a large library and a 300 m high
minaret. The designed mosque can provide room for up to 12,000 worshipers.
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