ALGERIAN PRESIDENT MAKES SITE INSPECTION TO SEE PROGRESS ON GRAND MOSQUE PROJECT

ALGIERS, -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made a site inspection of work being carried out the Grand Mosque of Algiers, located in the commune of Mohammadia in Algiers, on Sunday.

The Head of State was accompanied by Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, Minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Minister of Religious Affairs and Waqf Mohamed Aissa, the head of the High Islamic Council Bouabdellah Ghoulamallah and the Governor of Algiers Abdelkader Zoukh.

The Grand Mosque of Algiers will be the biggest mosque in Africa and the third largest in the world after Mecca's Masjid al-Haram and Medina's Masjid al-Nabawi in Saudi Arabia when it is completed.

With a capacity to accommodate 120,000 worshipers, its will have a minaret soaring 265 metres high, the tallest in the world.

President Bouteflika laid the foundation stone of the Grand Mosque of Algiers on Oct 31, 2011.

Source: Nam News Network