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Chinese Firm To Complete World’s Third Largest Mosque

A Chinese construction giant will complete the world’s third largest mosque in Algeria at the end of December, the housing department of the Algerian government said recently.

When complete, the new Great Mosque will become Africa’s largest mosque, and the world’s third largest mosque after those in Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

The mosque, built at a cost of 1.3 billion US dollars will cover 400,000 square meters and will have the world’s highest minaret soaring 270 meters into the sky.

The maximum capacity of the mosque will be 120,000 people; it will also feature a library containing one million works and seating for 2,000; as well as a museum and a research center.

 

Source: radioxyzonline.com

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