BANDUNG - West Java Provincial Government to accelerate the construction of West Java Provincial Mosque Al Jabbar in Gedebage, Bandung, by proposing the opening of access Padaleunyi KM 149 to accelerate the distribution of equipment and building materials.
This is done to reduce the constraints of the second largest mosque construction after the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. From the initial plan to complete the construction of Al Jabbar Mosque by 6.344 percent on 25 February 2018, only realized 1.541 percent. This delay is due to weather constraints. The heavy rain that often falls since late 2017 hinders the dredging process and the installation of piles, resulting in a development process deficit of 4.803 percent.
During a visit to the construction site of Al Jabbar Mosque on Tuesday (27/2/18), West Java Provincial Secretary Iwa Karniwa said the acceleration of the development process is one of the opening of Padaleunyi KM 149, which was previously opened and used for the process development of Gelora Bandung Ocean of Fire (GBLA).
"Later KM 149 access will be opened. This is in the process of proposal to Jasa Marga and Jasa Marga Insyaallah will respond well in a relatively short time," he said.
"It is expected that the dredging and installation of piles built at 1,800 points is completed within two months, and there are already significant steps to accelerate development," he added.
The dredging to build a retention lake, Iwa said, is done by moving the land or disposal from the mosque construction site to the land that the landlord has approved as the landfill.
Trucking takes only about 10 minutes to the disposal site because it is adjacent to the construction site. This oun minimize traffic disturbance due to this land transportation activity.
Every tire truck hauling out the construction project was washed first so as to minimize the scattering of soil into the public road. Meanwhile, the top of the truck is covered by a tarpaulin so that the transported land does not fall into the road. Prepared also workers to clear the road from the ground.
"This mosque was built on a 10-hectare lake, we built a lake so that if it rains, the Gedebage is not flooded, and drought is not drought, so there is a supply of raw water, people have responded this well, really unexpectedly," he said. .
After the dredging for the retention lakes and the installation of piles is completed, then the construction work on the mosque building is done on it. The construction is done 354 days since done December 21, 2017 through the installation of the first pylon by West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan.
Iwa said thank you to Muspika Gedebage and the Gedebage people who have facilitated the process of building this mosque.
The mosque is a modern architectural style and loaded with the values of Asmaul Husna. The mosque is touted as one of the grandest mosques in Indonesia will have a history museum of Prophet Muhammad SAW and museum Three Holy Mosque, including Aqsa Mosque.
The mosque with its white symmetrical roof structure with colorful windows covering most of its walls is standing like floating above the lake. The structure of this mosque uses steel spans and colored roof windows.
Al Jabbar has a plaza on its front and is surrounded by four modern design towers. The four towers also appear to appear from the bottom of the lake that is surrounded by parks and trees. The location is located on Jalan Cimincrang Gedebage which became the center of the capital development of West Java.
The plan of this mosque will be established on an area of 25.98 hectares, most of which are lakes of retention and green open land. This retention lake will function as a embung to control flooding in the Gedebage and its surroundings which is usually caused by the overflow of the Citarum rivers.
The mosque was initiated by West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan with a capacity of 33 thousand people, consisting of ground floor, first floor, and mezzanine floor or balcony. All the main floor of the mosque has an area of 21,793 square meters. All of these mosques are erected on the pile foundation structure above the retention lake.
In addition to the main hall of the mosque, there is also a connecting corridor or corridor that surrounds the open hall front of the mosque, as well as a pond, and a mosque plaza with a total area of 17,429 square meters. Of the total land required, 22,100 square meters have been acquired, while the remaining 3.88 hectares are released in 2018.
The development is carried out by PT Wijaya Karya Gedung Bangunan Tbk, with a contract value of approximately Rp 511 billion. The mosque was built with a main structure of concrete, a roof frame with a long steel structure spans 99 meters, with glass roof coverings and aluminum solid panel with a height of 58 meters. Three towers 33 meters high, and one tower again 99 meters. Building a mosque of roofs and windows overlap similar to the use of the roof on the traditional mosques in West Java. While the 33 meter tower height is the number of wirid or tasbih readings, while the length of 99 meters on the main tower and steel roof span reflects 99 names of Asmaul Husna.