Jakarta | Business | Thu, April 11 2013
Publicly listed construction company PT Waskita Karya (WSKT) has been named as one of the main contractors in the renovation and expansion of the Masjidil Haram grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a company executive has said.
Waskita president director M. Choliq said in Jakarta on Wednesday that the company would team up with the Saudi Binladin Group (SBG), one of the largest construction companies in Saudi Arabia, to carry out the renovation project which would take between five and 10 years.
“The Masjidil Haram is going to be a long-term project for us. We will renovate the mosque gradually before and after the Haj season because the expansion project must not disturb the pilgrims,” Choliq said on the sidelines of a hearing with the House of Representatives Commission V overseeing infrastructure and transportation. This year, the haj season will fall in October.
He said that Waskita, which is controlled by the Indonesian government, would start the renovation project next month.
Choliq declined to reveal the value of the renovation contract, but he said it was a substantial project and important in helping to strengthen Waskita’s position as a global player.
The Masjidil Haram grand mosque surrounds one of Islam’s holiest sites, the Kaaba.
Waskita work on expansion of Masjid Haram
2 April 2013
In the early 2013's, Waskita again believed by the Saudi Bin Laden Group to work on projects in the Middle East.
The most recent is a prestigious project in Mecca, which is "Increasing Capacity Mataf Project - Makkah: Structural Works (Raft, Columns, Beams and Slab)".
With this project, Waskita is consolidating his work as a contractor in the Middle East continues to grow. Nur Andono BS, as Head of Branch Waskita located in Jeddah, said that confidence in the ability Waskita continues to increase from year to year. As a contractor of the country that the majority of the population are Muslims, the achievement Waskita more interesting to work with in the field of construction services, as supported by the technical ability that is not inferior to other large contractors in the Middle East. Waskita project at the Grand Mosque is a particular challenge, because it directly witnessed by the whole world, through their representatives while performing Hajj or Umrah, which is always increasing in number from year to year.
Waskita Build Mataf Extension Project MakkahFriday, 12 April 2013
PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk (issuer code: WSKT) awarded a contract Mataf Extension Project Phase I - Stage IA + Mock-up area. The contract value is obtained WSKT SAR 26 million, equivalent to IDR 67.34 billion (exchange SAR / IDR: 2590).
Mataf Extension project consisted of two phases, namely phase I to phase II and Level 4 to Level 9 (1 floor to roof).
Currently under construction is phase I.
The following data on the project Mataf Extension - Makkah: