The Department of Maintenance and Engineering Construction at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine announced that it has begun establishing a factory for the production of ice to serve the visitors and their service processions, within the vicinity of the external procession of the Holy Shrine (the host of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas, peace be upon him) on the Najaf / Karbala road, with a production capacity of (1000) ice blocks daily, which contributes to meeting the needs of the neighboring processions, in addition to the visitors traveling on this vital and important road, which is considered one of the most important gates taken during the Ziyarat Arba'een.
The official of the construction works division in the aforementioned department, Eng. Muhammad Mustafa al-Tawil, told the Al-Kafeel network: “The external host of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine is one of the most important service complexes for visitors, which are spread on the main roads taken by visitors to the holy shrines in Karbala, and within the Holy Shrine’s plan to make it an integrated service center in all service aspects. And after it was provided with a pure water station (RO) that enables it to meet its water needs, in addition to the needs of the nearby processions and what it intended from the rest of the service processions spread along the road. And as a result of the coincidence of the Ziyarat this year with high temperatures in which the visitor needs cooled water, and because of the difficulty of moving between the shrine's central Ice Factory located on the Babylon / Karbala road, the idea of establishing this plant, which is hoped to meet the needs of the host and the rest of the processions of ice, which is in increasing demand during this Ziyarat.
He added: "The factory is built on an area estimated at (400) square meters and distributed into four sections, the first and second containing ice production units, while the other two units were divided as places for storing the product in addition to the parts of the factory attached to it and supporting its production. And the cooling division in the department took care of installing the parts of the plant, after our division prepared the floors and roofs, and what it needed from electricity, water and other technical matters, and God willing, the factory will enter the service within a short period before the peak of this Ziyarat.