An artist’s impression of the Darul Naim Mosque.

KUCHING: The Muslim community in Kampung Lintang here will soon have a new mosque — the Darul Naim Mosque which is expected to be completed by this November.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the RM8 million-mosque funded by the state government is already 80 percent completed.

“This mosque will have all the amenities, including IT (information technology) facilities, which will be able to train the community in using IT,” he said in a press conference after visiting the mosque project site in Kampung Litang yesterday (July 18).

He said the mosque committee will be working with Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) and a lab will be built whereby the community can learn more on IT.

Abang Johari (centre) being briefed on the materials used in the construction of the Darul Naim Mosque. With him are Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof (second left) and Assistant Minister of Law, State-Federal Relations and Project Monitoring Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali (right). Photos: Ramidi Subari

“Uniquely, the building’s design will also be slightly different where there will be leisure facilities located on the upper part of the mosque,” he said.

He added other facilities included meeting rooms, including a room for wedding receptions.

“Many Muslim couples are holding their weddings in mosques such as Masjid Darul Hana, Masjid India, Masjid Putih and soon in this one — Masjid Darul Naim,” he said.

Abang Johari, who is also Satok assemblyman, said the mosque will be able to accommodate 1,500 people.

“I also want to thank the people in Kampung Lintang for their close cooperation between them and the elected representative.

“This project is part of the development that has been planned which will benefit the people,” he said.