Egypt to build world`s largest mosque
Published: 04:24 PM, 12 February 2021
The Egyptian government announced plans to build a mega-mosque in administrative capital what is believed would be the largest mosque in the world with a budget of £750 million.
Bassam Rady, the spokesperson for the Egyptian presidency, announced the new project on Facebook earlier this week.
“The Egypt Mosque in the new administrative capital, one of the largest mosques in the world, with a capacity for 107,000 worshippers. Its minaret will reach a height of 140 meters. It includes a range of huge halls for celebrations, events, and spaces for Quran recitation for men, women and children. It also has parking space and a multi-storey car park for 3,000 cars,” the caption read, accompanied by architectural photos.
Meanwhile, social media users have both praised and condemned the government's plans. They called it a waste of money as the country is facing economic woes due to the impact of coronavirus as well as it is suffering from lack of medical treatment and starvation. Again, many say that the mosque will pride the name of Egypt in the world.