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    Progress of Al Jabbar Mosque Development Reached 50%


    BANDUNG CITY - Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil said the progress of the construction of Al Jabbar Great Mosque had reached 50%. This floating mosque project will be completed in 2020.

    "If the whole (development progress) is 50 percent," said Ridwan Kamil when met after the progress meeting of the construction of the Al Jabbar Grand Mosque in Gedung Sate, Jl. Diponegoro No. 22, Bandung City, Wednesday (19/9/18).

    "And if you look at the gradual budget, maybe it will be done at the end of 2020," he added.

    To ensure the development plan is in accordance with the initial design, Emil, Ridwan Kamil's nickname, will visit the mosque project located in the Gede Bage area, Bandung City.

    "Next week I will go there to make sure what is designed is in accordance with what is on the field," said Emil.

    Assistant to the West Java Provincial Secretariat for Economic and Development, Eddy Nasution, said the mosque construction process has now reached the stage of roof construction or space frame construction. Development constraints are there is a roof material that must be imported from Chinese directly.

    "The problem is there are materials that we have to import from Chinese. The space frame is a joint, it's like balls that must be imported. But now it has come. It's a little late so it must a bit chasing," Eddy said.

    West Java Provincial Government has allocated Rp. 511 billion for the construction of this mosque. While, next year Rp. 90 billion will be budgeted.

    "This includes the problem of the budget allocation. Previously the allocation was Rp. 900 billion, but it were only allocated Rp. 511 billion. The rest was budgeted in 2019, we have proposed but allocated only Rp. 90 billion. So the Governor said 2020 could only be done," explained Eddy.

    "For the completion of the work, the budget allocation has not been completed," he added.

    Islamic Organizations Can Office at Al Jabbar Mosque

    Governor Emil also offer Islamic organizations in West Java to have offices in Masjid Raya Al Jabbar. So, the mosque will be increasingly crowded with various Islamic activities.

    "We offer, because this is a big mosque, big. To be active, Islamic organizations will gather there," Emil said.

    "Because the lower floor is very wide. There will be an Al Quran museum, the history of Islam. If the adjoining with the ulamas is much better," he continued.

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