126 mosques to be razed in Saudi Arabia for Madinah mosque expansion

The demolition will be carried out for the expansion work of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. (File photo: Reuters)

Some 95 properties and 126 mosques will be demolished to carry out the expansion work of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, said director general of the Madinah branch of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowments Dr. Muhammad Al-Amin Al-Khatri. Several of these buildings have been vacated while work is ongoing to vacate the others.

He said specialist committees have been formed to purchase other housing units which will be demolished within and outside the Central Area.

In July, the Council of Ministers approved a SR1.98 billion (about $1 billion) joint-stock company at the Madinah Municipality. The Headquarters Company for Development will promote developmental programs for remote and underdeveloped areas in Madinah and other areas which required development according to urban priority.
 

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