The head of the Maintenance and Engineering Construction Department at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine; Eng. Samir Abbas, announced that the staff of the department currently working in the Fifth Hayat Building project for treating people affected by the Coronavirus in the capital, Baghdad, are making every effort to accomplish it within the timelines and technical and medical specifications, defying all conditions, whether of high temperatures, or the risk of contagion as the project site is located near one of the isolation lobbies for coronavirus patients in Ibn Al-Qaf Hospital, as well as the difficulty in transporting some of the materials needed due to the partial curfew, in addition to the lack of staff working in it because our staff were assigned with the works in similar buildings in Babylon and Al-Muthanna governorates, as well as work related to the holy shrine sites and the maintenance of their facilities.
Stressing: "The project, praise be to God, is proceeding with steady steps and that these conditions were not a hindrance or a disincentive factor, but rather they were a motive and incentive for them to accomplish it at the time specified for it at the end of this month or the beginning of the following month. "
For his part, the engineer of the project, Karar Brihi, explained: "The overall completion rate of the project reached 80%, and the current works are the completion works for the three parts of the project, which have a total area of 5000 square meters and includes (118) single rooms in addition to more than twenty medical, administrative and service rooms. All the joints of this stage of work are distributed in these parts sequentially, without any intersection, delay or stoppage in the works, and we have guaranteed their permanence and continuity, and the coming days will witness a significant progress after we will cover the facade of the building, in addition to the work of the external fence and the green area from gardens and other. "
He explained: "We have achieved in the first part, which area is (1377) square meters and includes (56) single rooms, a completion rate of more than 85%, and 75% in the second part which has similar area and number of rooms as the first part, while the completion rate on the third part, which is built on an area of 1000 square meters and includes 19 medical, administrative and service rooms, has reached 65%. And for the rest of the works in corridors, leveling the ground and green areas, the completion rate has reached more than 90 % ".
In conclusion, Brihi asserted: "These rates increase from hour to hour and from day to day, according to the development of work and the completion of its stages in each part."