Ref: AQ/PR/2013/006

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We are pleased to send out this 4th update to our community members nationally and overseas on the progress of the construction of "AL QA'EEM" Building.

The AFED Building named after our 12th Imam Al Hujjah (ATFS) - "AL QA'EEM" is located on Plot 9 Jacaranda Road, Arusha - Tanzania. The eight storey building consists of 24 flats (each floor will have - two flats of 2 bedrooms and one flat of 3 bedrooms). This Housing Project is for the deserving members of our community in Arusha.

The official Ground-Breaking of this Building took place in March 2012 and the construction work commenced in August 2012 after completing the formalities of the Government and Town Council documentations, building permits etc. and the delivery of the building is expected by March 2014, Insha'Allah.

Following the last report issued by the AFED Secretariat in April 2013, the Project is progressing well and as per the schedule.  The shell structure of the building is complete up to the 8th Floor and the contractor has embarked on the roof works which is expected to be completed by early next month and the internal works of fittings will then begin.

The Housing Project Development Committee is in the process of finalization of obtaining the transformer for electrical supply required according to the government regulations and the elevators for the building.

Herewith some pictures of the Progress of the Construction works

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Finance Status of the Project:

The total cost of the project is US$2.8M, the breakdown is as follows:-

Funds received:    US$: 1,989,545.00
Pending Pledge:   US$:    300,000.00
Shortfall:               US$:   510,455.00

We appeal to the members of our community and well-wishers in Africa and abroad to support this noble project generously, Hukuk funds can also be utilized for this project; shortfall currently stands at US$ 510,455.00.

Overseas members who wish to donate funds for the above project can do so through the Regional Federations or the World Federation.

Appreciation:

The AFED Secretariat wishes to acknowledge the dedication and invaluable services towards this project provided by Alhaj Sajjad Versi, Alhaj Shabbir Virjee and Alhaj Rizwan Sajan – members of the Al Qa'eem Housing Project Committee. We also wish to thank Alhaj Munawar Bharwani, Chairman of the AFED Housing Board for overseeing the project and for regularly attending the site meetings in Arusha.

We wish to thank the donors and the well-wishers for their financial support in this project. May Allah (SWT) with the blessings of this Holy Month of Ramadhan grant them good health, long life and increase in their tawfeeq'at to continue supporting such projects for the noble cause, Ameen.

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