Chairman of the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza, Ambassador Mohamed al-Emadi, inaugurated on Wednesday the Grand Nuseirat Mosque in central Gaza Strip.
The inauguration of the reconstructed mosque is part of the projects of His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani's grant for the reconstruction of Gaza.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by officials of Palestinian ministries and representatives of various local institutions.
Ambassador al-Emadi praised the Palestinian contributions to the implementation of the Qatari projects in Gaza Strip, noting that the National Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza has implemented strategic projects through several grants worth more than half a billion dollars, with the grant made by His Highness the Father Amir worth $407mn.
Al-Emadi announced the completion of construction of the Grand Nuseirat Mosque at a cost of nearly $1mn, noting that the area of the mosque exceeded 900 square metres and could accommodate about 2,500 worshippers.
Head of the Preaching and Guidance Department at the Palestinian Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, Dr Yousef Farahat, hailed the Qatari role in all humanitarian and relief areas in the Gaza Strip, and the efforts of the State of Qatar and the National Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza to reconstruct and finish the Grand Nuseirat Mosque and to make it an architectural masterpiece.
On behalf of the mosque reconstruction committee, Dr Farahat extended thanks and gratitude to Ambassador al-Emadi and the Qatari Committee for their efforts, noting that the project was not limited to the reconstruction of the mosque but also contributed to the employment of more than 12 workers and support of their families during the project's construction, which lasted nearly a year.
Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Awqaf, Dr Hassan al-Saifi, extended his thanks and appreciation to the State of Qatar for all the efforts it has been exerting to provide all forms of support to the Palestinian people in general, and to the people of the Gaza Strip in particular.
Al-Saifi commended the quality of work of the Qatari projects implemented in the Gaza Strip, and extended his special thanks to Ambassador al-Emadi for his tireless efforts to oversee the implementation of dozens of vital projects and services in the Gaza Strip.