Mosque renovation works complete

Abang Johari (second right) pens his signature on a plaque to officiate the opening of the mosque. Photo: JaPen

MIRI: The upgrading works for Masjid At Taqwa here which commenced in September 2018 was finally completed this month.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg officiated at the opening of the mosque by signing a plaque and later sounded the ‘beduk’ (call to prayer) on Friday (Sept 24).

The mosque’s renovation and upgrading works was approved in 2018 with a sum of RM9 million. It involved renovating the interior of the mosque, toilets , the Dataran Al-Buruj and dome.

Among those present at the simple ceremony were Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin; Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi; Deputy State Secretary Datuk Seri Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki; Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS) president Datuk Misnu Taha and Miri Division Resident Abdul Aziz Mohd Yussuf.

The Masjid At Taqwa was built in October, 1983 and was completed on Aug 1, 1985.