The staffs of the Maintenance and Engineering Construction Department at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine are still continuing their work in developing, rehabilitating and reorganizing the courtyard facing the Qibla gate of the Shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), to which they will add hundreds of meters and contribute to increasing its spaces and capacity to accommodate the numbers of visitors, especially during the special Ziyarat seasons, which witnesses severe crowds for visitors, which affects the performance of their devotional works and their Ziyarat when they cannot enter the Holy Shrine.
The official of the construction works division in the aforementioned department in charge of these works, Engineer Mohamed Mostafa Al-Taweel, explained to the al-Kafeel Network, saying: “This street witnessed many works that started from its meeting point with Al-Jumhoria Street to the holy shrine, the last of which was the modernization of its main entrance and its re-cladding, so that the works successively reached this vital and important part, which the General Secretariat of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine recommended its development and rehabilitation, and investing its area in a way that serves the visitors and facilitates the flow of their movement. "
He added: "The street witnessed many works, including these ongoing works, as previously caravans, castings, and other cutters and stalls were scattered in it, which led to distorting the image and appearance of the street, and we have worked based on plans prepared for this part to remove the caravans and concrete castings, which separate the street from the markets adjacent to it, and these actions have led to an increase in the area of this place. "
Al-Taweel explained: "We started in the right side of this street to rehabilitate the infrastructures, and to make new structures represented by wiring electricity, sewage water, feeding water for fans, water sources, and others."
He concluded: "Some service caravans that the holy shrine needs in its work to serve the visitors, such as the carpet store, the baggage testing station, and others, have been installed and placed in regular places so that they do not affect or hinder the movement of visitors or distort the view of this area, as well as the completion of building a fence of concrete block decorated with reliefs, to replace the casting separating the street and the market, with a height of one and a half meters, and on top of which a metal fence similar to the fence of the Qibla Gate is fixed. "