The work of redesigning, rehabilitating and developing the gates of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine from the inside is still ongoing.
It has reached its second stage in both the gate of Imam Ali Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) and the gate of Imam al-Kadhem (peace be upon him), in addition to the start of the early stages of the gate of Imam al-Hassan (peace be upon him).
The head of the engineering projects department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, Eng. Dea' Majeed Al-Sa'egh, told Al-Kafeel Network: “The work in the second phase included both the gates of Imam Ali al-Hadi and al-Kadhem (peace be upon both of them). And based on the designs prepared for them, the work included fixing the inscriptions, decorations and decorative frames surrounding the Kashi Karbalai, which will be used to cladding the walls of these gates according to the design of each of them. The works also included fixing the frames of the wood gates on which the doors will be installed, in order to connect them with the work that is done."
He added: “With regard to the Gate of Imam al-Hassan (peace be upon him), which is the second largest gate after the Qibla gate in the Holy Shrine, the work first stage has begun, including the uprooting of old building materials, treating its walls with special materials, and wiring some of the systems that are needed. The work is carried out in this gate according to a plan that ensures not closing it, as it is one of the important gates. Therefore, the work has been divided into two parts, in a way that contributes to the continuation of the visitors' movement."
Al-Sa'egh explained: “The operating company affiliated with the Ard al-Quds Construction Contracting Company have drawn up a work plan that includes all the nine gates of the Holy Shrine, in a sequential manner and with a design that is architecturally and artistically consistent with its external entrance on one side and with the Holy Sanctuary on the other.”