The Maintenance Section of the Mosques Department at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs are studying plans to develop maintenance work of mosques in light of their increase in the State of Qatar. The number of mosques in Qatar have reached 1600 in addition to another 81 under construction and 77 permits ready to build mosques in different locations. Head of Maintenance Section Abdullah Ali Al Mudahki said in a press conference held today that the plan, dubbed Qatar Mosques 2022, was designed to meet the needs, in terms of mosques, of Qatar''s growing population. He said that the plan considers quality and encourages creativity through constructive competition and ease of communication between all sectors of the society. The plan includes building three maintenance sub-offices in Doha, Al Khor and Al Rayyan, Al-Mudahki said, adding that the offices will help de-centralize maintenance work. He said that the office in Doha will provide a service to 545 mosques, while the ones in Al Khor and Al Rayyan will service 332 and 736 mosques respectively.