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Published: 28 august 2019 15:23

A mosque expected to rise in Vilnius: financial aid may come from Turkey

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Eriko Ovčarenko / 15min nuotr. / Kaunas mosque

A plot of land has been granted to the Vilnius Sunni Muslim religious community to construct a house of prayer. A mosque should rise up in the Naujininkai suburb in four years. It has been calculated that the construction works could cost around 7-8 million euro. The Muslim community does not expect financial support from local state institutions, there are instead talks that Turkey could offer aid or perhaps Saudi Arabia, Qatar or other countries.

The plot of land at Ilgalaukis Street 29 was granted under usage rights to the Vilnius Sunni Muslim religious community by the National Land Service for the construction of a house of prayer.

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