Great Mosque of Algiers construction bids pour in
Nearly 25 foreign and domestic construction companies have responded to the call for tender to build the Great Mosque of Algiers, Tout sur l'Algerie quoted Algerian Religious Affairs Minister Bouabdellah Ghlamallah as saying on Sunday (April 4th). Upon completion of the project, Algiers will follow Mecca and Medina as home to the third-largest mosque in the world.
Plans for the Great Mosque include the world's tallest minaret, a prayer room measuring 20,000 square metres, libraries, the "House of the Qur'an" post-graduate programme, an Islamic cultural centre and a car park for 6,000 vehicles.
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