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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia begins the second phase of a project to develop a historic mosque

Riyadh: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has begun the second phase of a project to develop a historic mosque, Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.

The Mohammed Binsalman Project for the Development of Historical Mosques aims to renovate and restore 130 historic mosques in different parts of the Kingdom, with 30 mosques in 13 regions in the second phase. Will be developed.

Of these 30 mosques, 6 are in the Riyadh region, 5 are in the Macca region, 4 are in the Madina region, 3 are in the Achille region, 2 are in the Eastern Province, 2 are in Jazan, and 2 are in Jazan. Is in the north. Border area, 1 in Tabuk, 1 in Albaha, 1 in Najran, 1 in Hale, 1 in Alcasim.

The mosque was chosen based on its historical significance, whether dating back to the time of the Prophet Muhammad or important to the history of the kingdom.

The Crown Prince has instructed the implementation of the second phase of a project carried out by a Saudi company specializing in heritage buildings and a Saudi engineer to ensure the architectural identity of each mosque.

The project was announced in 2018, and in the first phase of the project, 30 mosques were carefully repaired in just over a year at a cost of over 50 million SR ($ 13.3 million).

This project plays an important role in restoring the mosque so that Saudi Arabia can share its rich culture, history and society with the world. This is the main focus of Vision 2030.

The success of the first phase of the restoration project created a blueprint informing all future construction of the mosque to follow the real architectural design.

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