New glass planetarium to be built at Al Husseini Mosque at King’s expense-Awqaf minister
Under Royal directives, Minister of Endowment, Islamic Affairs and Holy Places, Mohammed Khalayleh, said a committee was formed from the Royal Hashemite Court (RHC), the ministry, and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), to develop the necessary designs to construct a new glass planetarium at Al Husseini Mosque downtown Amman at the King’s expense, after its external yards were damaged, as a result of the weather conditions and snowfall.
Touring the mosque, Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi, head of the follow-up committee for the implementation of Royal Initiatives, Yousef Essawi, and Khalayleh were briefed on the monument’s weather-related damage.
In a press statement to “Petra,” Khalayleh said the new planetarium will cover the outer mosque yards, in a way that would contribute to increasing its prayer capacity, and reflect its religious and historical position.
In the aftermath of a fire that broke out in the mosque in 2019, a renovation project was carried, which included a new pulpit, as well as a number of wood and mosaic facades, in implementation of the King’s directives.
Source: Jordan News Agency