|Project Meeting Review||The committee overseeing the reconstruction of Iraq’s Al-Nuri Mosque and Al-Hadba’ Minaret, also known as Great Mosque of al-Nuri, in Mosul met in Abu Dhabi over the weekend to review progress on the project. . The five-year project will create 1,000 jobs and training opportunities and will be implemented by experts from the UAE and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). During the meeting, the project’s joint steering committee agreed to complete the development by 2023, agreeing to hold “regular meetings every six months to review the progress of the project”.The Al-Hadba’ Minaret, built more than 840 years ago, is a 45m-tall leaning structure within the Al-Nuri Mosque.
Year 1 of the redevelopment programme consists of documenting and clearing the site as well as drawing up plans for its reconstruction, with the following four years focused on the reconstruction work. The city’s historic gardens and other open spaces are included in the plan, which foresees the building of a memorial and site museum.