MVR 8M being spent on mosque renovations ahead of Ramadan

Workers renovate the King Salman Mosque. (Sun Photo)

Male’ City Council states it is spending MVR 8 million on the repair and renovation of mosques in the greater Male’ area ahead of Ramadan.

The council had begun renovation of multiple mosques in Male’ City, Hulhumale’ Phase I and Vilimale’ three months back.

Mayor Dr. Mohamed Muizzu said the work will be done by upcoming Ramadan.

“We are doing different renovations in different mosques. Big and small. But all the major renovations are nearly done. The remaining works will also be done by Ramadan,” he said.

Muizzu said that the renovation of Masjid Al-Birri in Vilimale’, which had been an issue of major public concern, was now complete. He said the mosque will be ready for Ramadan.

Muizzu said the council is also repairing the walls and ceiling of the Aa Sahara Mosque, and replacing the lights.

The renovations are being financed through the MVR 1 million raised from the ‘Chaalu Miskiy’ fundraiser and through MVR 7 million from the council’s budget.