2005 News Story

Expansion projects of Two Holy Mosques will benefit Islam and Muslims

The expansion projects at the Two Holy Mosques come at the top of the projects implemented by the Saudi Government in the service of Islam and Muslims. The Saudi Government has spent more than SR 70 billion [U.S. $18.67 billion] on these expansion projects.

The total area of the expansion project at the Holy Mosque in Makkah amounted to 76,000 square meters. Following the implementation of the expansion project at the Holy Mosque, the total area of the Haram has jumped to 356,000 square meters.

As regards the expansion project at the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah, it was implemented on an area of 82,000 square meters. After the implementation of the project, the area of the Prophet's Mosque increased to 98,500 square meters.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has ordered the completion of the remaining expansion project at the Prophet’s Mosque at a total cost of SR 4.7 billion [U.S. $1.25 billion].