On Friday, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs contracted Fedo Pvt. Ltd. To develop an Islamic Centre in Addu City. The project agreement was signed during a special signing ceremony held in the Secretariat of the Addu City Council. The agreement was signed between the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Zahir Ali and the Managing Director of Fedo Pvt. Ltd. Ahmed Fayaz.
Vice President Faisal Naseem and other senior government officials witnessed the signing event. The Vice President also toured the land plot designated for the project prior to the signing event. Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of Islamic Affairs stated that it is a big hope of the residents to see the construction of an Islamic Centre on the island and noted that this is the first time such a large-scale project is conducted outside the greater male region.
The scope of the Addu City Islamic Centre project includes the construction of a prayer area that can house 1,500 people at a time, a multi-purpose hall with seating arrangements for 450 people and an Islamic library, Moreover, the Islamic Centre will also constitute four classrooms, two seminar rooms, administration offices and a pantry once completed.
During his visit to the Southern City, the Vice President also inaugurated Masjid al-Walidain -a new mosque constructed on Hithadhoo island. Donated to the community by a generous benefactor, the mosque has the capacity to accommodate 250 people and contains a designated prayer area for women as well.