Razi (left) officiates at the Kampung Serembang new mosque ground-breaking ceremony.

SPAOH: The new Kampung Serembang mosque worth RM1.5 million is expected to be completed within 18 months, said Saribas assemblyman Mohd Razi Sitam.

According to him, the mosque, which will be built on a two-acre land, will also has parking spaces.

“However, other facilities including parking spaces will be built at an additional cost because the allocation (RM1.5 million) is only enough to build the mosque building.

“In this regard, I would like to thank the villagers who have worked hard to solve the site problem, which has caused the construction work to be delayed,” he said at a thanksgiving ceremony here, on Monday (Nov 23).

Meanwhile, Kampung Serembang village security and development committee (JKKK) secretary Amran Rakli thanked Razi for obtaining allocations to build the mosque.

“The proposal to build the new mosque, which is proposed to be developed in the centre of the village, has long been raised.

“However, no villagers are willing to endow their land.

“Alhamdulillah, although it took quite a long time, we finally met a person who wanted to endow his land to be used as the site of the new mosque,” he said.

At the same time, Amran also hoped that the state government would improve the bund in their village to prevent floods as well as remove the main pipes as well as the electricity poles which had made the repair work difficult.

After the event, Razi also went down to the field to see the condition of the broken bund.