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PM to inaugurate 50 model mosques on Thursday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate 50 model mosques across the country on the occasion of ‘Mujib Year’ on Thursday.

These are part of a project which would ultimately set up 560 mosques all over Bangladesh in the coming days.

This was stated at a press briefing of the Ministry of Religious Affairs at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital.

Md Faridul Haque Khan, state minister for religious affairs was present at the briefing.

Sheikh Hasina will formally inaugurate the mosques at 10:30am through videoconferencing from her official residence, according to the briefing.

Besides, 100 such model mosques will be inaugurated by the end of this year.

The prime minister promised in her party’s election manifesto in 2010 to build one model mosque and one Islamic cultural center in each district and Upazila for developing Islamic values and Islamic culture.

The project was approved by ECNEC on 26 June 2018 at a total cost of Tk 8,722 crore.

On April 5, 2018 Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone for the construction of Model Mosques and Islamic Cultural Centers at 9 places in 8 divisions of the country through video conferencing.

Source: United News of Bangladesh