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By Christopher Lidom
KUCHING, Sept 24: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg officiates Phase 1 upgrading project of the At-Taqwa Mosque in Miri today.
Accompanied by his wife Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang, the Chief Minister were briefed on the upgrading work project upon his arrival at the mosque.
Following that, he was also given the honor to hit the mosque ‘beduk’ (drum) and later signed the mosque plague to mark the launching ceremony, before starting the Friday prayers.
The RM9 million upgrading project in At-Taqwa Mosque, are divided into three projects. Project A involved the upgrading works in the Mosque’s buruj square and dome while Project B, upgrading of the mosque toilet, and Project C, the upgrading works of the mosque interior.
The upgrading project, which started on September 2018, was completed within two years in September 2020. However the mosque was closed due to Covid-19 pandemic, and it was only open for operation on March 25, 2021.
Also present were Minister of Transport Sarawak Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, Assistant Minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Rosey Yunus, Assistant Minster of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting and other distinguished guest. – DayakDaily.