Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia : The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs to refurbish, preserve and document 900 ancient mosques in the Kingdom, Arab News reported.
Representatives from the SCTNH and the ministry held a meeting in Riyadh to outline details of the program. Mashari Al-Naim, general supervisor of the SCTNH’s Architectural Heritage Center, said the body’s President Prince Sultan bin Salman and Minister of Islamic Affairs Saleh Al-Asheikh, would oversee the projects personally.
The agreement would include recording the history of these ancient buildings. The SCTNH and the Al-Turath Heritage Foundation announced last November that they had restored 21 mosques around the country.—AG/IINA