The Male' City Council has decided to improve the flooring of the largest mosque in Hulhumale' - Masjidul Sheikh Qasim bin Al-Thani.
In a Tweet on the development, the Male' City Council Member for Hulhumale', Ibrahim Shujau announced that new Novilon flooring would be installed for the convenience of prayer-goers. He noted that the decision was prompted by requests from residents, and hoped that it would be a welcome improvement.
Shujau noted that the recent renovation of the mosque was the most ambitious since it was opened during the tenure of President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, almost 15 years ago.
The Male' City Council has been implementing an ambitious programme to upgrade all mosques in the city, but work has been hampered by the government's refusal to release the agreed budgets for the endeavour. The City Council, led by Mayor Muizzu, has appealed to the general public, including the corporate sector, to contribute towards the noble venture, in an effort to make up the shortfall.