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Masjid Negara Project Featured In ACCU Nara International Correspondent's 21th Regular Report

07 Feb 2020 by Mapei

Masjid Negara, Malaysia’s National Mosque, is the nationwide symbol of Islam. Comprising a main prayer hall with 48 smaller domes around it, it is set to the northwest of the old railway station, a couple of hundred metres towards the end of Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. Spread across 13 acres, the Masjid Negara is able to accommodate up to 15,000 worshipers.

The design took inspiration from mosques in India, Pakistan, the Middle East, and Spain. It features a 73-m high minaret, and a 16-point concrete dome which resembles an open umbrella. Today, the Masjid Negara stands as a historic monument among Kuala Lumpur’s modern towers and skyscrapers and has been classified as a Class 1 heritage building. 

Major repair & rehabilitation works were approved in the Masjid Negara’s Golden Jubilee anniversary year in 2015. MAPEI solutions were selected for the re-waterproofing and re-tiling works on the pyramids and domes. This project is described in detail in the ACCU (Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO) Nara International Correspondent’s 21st Regular Report. The ACCU correspondents periodically send reports on cultural heritage protection activities in which they have been recently involved, and Masjid Negara is the selected project for their 21th Report. 

MAPEI Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MMSB) is a manufacturer and supplier of specialty chemicals for the building and construction industry.MMSB was incorporated on 4 January 1992. Business activities started in the form of trading with 6 employees. In 2001, facilities for production of powder solutions for installing ceramic tiles and stone materials were established in Rawang. Expansion to cover manufacturing of latex-based liquid products followed in 2008 and grinding aids for the cement industry in 2010. In April 2011, an automated, high-tech mixer was installed to cater to increasing demand in local and export markets.With continuing rapid growth, further big-scale expansion was necessary and construction of a new ultra-modern plant with facilities for production, warehousing and laboratories started in Nilai in 2013. Completion was achieved in December 2014 and all operations are now running and in place.The company now offers a broad range of MAPEI’s product lines for buildings, civil engineering works and underground construction including adhesives for ceramic & stone materials, waterproofing, roofing, sealing & jointing, concrete repairs & protection, structural strengthening and industrial flooring as well as additives for cement production.


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