President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Friday made a working trip to Lebap velayat, where he attended the opening ceremony of the main mosque of the velayat.
The Head of State handed a relic - a canvas with the inscription Kaaba, sent to him as a memorial gift from Mecca, to the new mosque.
Turkmen Leader then gave Sadaqah at the expense of his royalties in the new mosque’s facility for Sadaqahs.
The total area of the new mosque is about 5 hectares. The building consists of two floors. The area of the first tier is 3,444 square meters, the second tier intended for women is 1,609 square meters. The decoration and arrangement of the main building incorporated modern materials and lighting systems.
Around 3,000 people can simultaneously pray at the two-story mosque.
Near the mosque there is also a facility for Sadaqahs for 500 people, a hotel for 50 people and a parking lot for 390 cars.
Such mosques were opened in Mary and Dashoguz velayats and in Ashagabat’s Parahat-7 residential complex, respectively in 2009, 2015 and 2018.
Currently, the construction of the main mosque of the Balkan velayat is underway in the city of Balkanabat.
The construction of the main mosque of Lebap velayat was carried out by the Altyn Gül Individual Enterprise. The enterprise, established 12 years ago, has built a number of social facilities in the velayat, including schools, kindergartens, and residential buildings.