A grand mosque with the Islamic civilization center will be built on an area of 15 acres in the region of Jakabaring Sriwijaya, Palembang, the capital city of South Sumatra province, where the South East Asia (SEA) Games and the Islamic Solidarity Games were held last year (2013).
According Zamzami Achmad, Chairman of the Waqaf Foundation of Sriwijaya Mosque, the construction requires huge funds reached 1.2 trillion IDR. Funds for the construction derived from the former Chairman of the Parliament of South Sumatra and a number of donors.
Among of the donors are some of the state companies that have expressed their commitment to the realization of the mosque.The Chairman of the Mosque construction, South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin says that he is ready and will soon realize the construction of mosques.”It’s a great honor and responsibility to be able to complete the construction of the Mosque of Sriwijaya,” he told Republika Online, Wednesday, 22/1/14.
According to Alex, South Sumatra are familiar with big projects and of course huge challenges, such as the preparation of the SEA Games held only 11 months and also Islamic Solidarity Games with only two months of preparation, “he said.