ACTNews, CENTRAL MALUKU – The first phase of the reconstruction of An-Nur Mosque in Air Panas Hamlet, Tulehu Village, Salahutu Subdistrict, Central Maluku has been started by Aksi Cepat Tanggap team, Wednesday (3/18). In this initial stage, the team installed the ceiling boards.
Dede Abdul Rochman, Coordinator for the reconstruction of An-Nur Mosque reported, the mosque is currently renovated with the size of 15 by 16 meters. A number of construction workers were brought directly from West Java. "The construction workers who work here already have the experience of building in disaster-hit areas before," explained Dede.
The construction is planned to finish in two months. The reconstruction of this earthquake-his mosque can be started thanks to the collaboration of all Indonesians who donated through indonesiadermawan.id page.
Previously, the residents of Air Panas Hamlet prayed in makeshift tents. They set up tents a day after the magnitude 6.5 earthquake which severely damaged the mosque. An-Nur Mosque building is prone to collapse due to aftershocks.
According to data obtained by the ACTNews team last October, three weeks after the earthquake, the residents had decided to rebuild the An-Nur mosque, but they had insufficient finds. They still need to rebuild their own houses, the majority of which were suffering from moderate to heavy damages. They focused on rebuilding their own homes.