World Bulletin / News Desk
Construction of the Namazgah Mosque in the Albanian capital of Tirana, which when completed with Turkey’s assistance, will be one of the biggest mosques in the Balkans, is gathering pace, an engineer associated with the project recently told Anadolu Agency.
Turkiye Diyanet Foundation is behind the project.
Huseyin Senturk, an engineer involved in the mosque’s construction, said Friday: "People come and tell us how happy they are with the [construction of the] mosque."
Senturk said the construction was on schedule, adding that they were these days trying to complete the underground part of the project, which includes a car park, conference hall and offices.
The Namazgah Mosque will have the capacity to host thousands of people over 10,000 square meters of area. It will also contain a library and an exhibition hall. A "co-existence museum" is also being planned in the mosque.
The mosque’s groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last year.