S.Arabia to restore 130 historical mosques

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General view of Namira Mosque in Arafat, Saudi Arabia August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

RIYADH (Xinhua) – Saudi Arabia plans to rehabilitate or renovate 130 historical mosques in different parts of the kingdom.

The first phase of the programme will cover 30 mosques in 10 regions at a cost of more than US$13.3 million, Saudi Press Agency.

As part of a directive by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, the programme aims to preserve the urban cultural heritage and depth of the cultural and social history of Saudi Arabia.

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