Construction of Kg Jerijeh mosque costing RM4.3 mln progressing well after delay due to Covid-19

Len Talif (fifth right) is seen posing for a group photo with others during his visit to the mosque construction site. Photo credit: Ukas

TANJUNG MANIS, March 14: The residents of Kampung Jerijeh can look forward to a modern mosque which will also serve as a community centre, to replace their old and dilapidated mosque.

According to a news report today by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Kuala Rajang assemblyman Datu Len Talif Salleh said he has always paid close attention to the mosque’s construction progress whenever he paid a working visit to his constituency.

“The construction of the mosque worth RM4.3 million had been approved under the Kuala Rajang Rural Transformation Programme (RTP),” he disclosed.

Despite a slight delay in 2020 to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Order (PKP), the project is now running smoothly and is expected to be completed soon.

“I hope the mosque will be able to become a centre for the community in Kampung Jerijeh and the surrounding area to hold religious activities as well as strengthen friendships among the residents,” said Len, who is also the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Urban Development.

The construction of the new mosque is seen as timely as the old mosque which has been in use for 45 years, is no longer capable of accommodating the congregation, particularly on festive days.

The new mosque will include air conditioning, an ablution area, indoor and outdoor prayer rooms, a mortuary, and additional amenities to ensure the comfort of all congregation members. — DayakDaily