The Engineering Projects Department at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine announced the completion of one of the most important stages of the rehabilitation and development of the Imam Musa al-Kadhem Gate (peace be upon him) from the inside, with a modern design consistent with the other main entrances. This is one of the gates designated for the entry of women and also includes one of the entrances to the host restaurant of the Holy Shrine, which is located in the southwestern part of the holy sanctuary.
The head of the aforementioned department, Eng. Dea' Majeed Al-Sa'egh, said: “The gate of Imam al-Kadhem (peace be upon him) differs in design from the rest of the gates of the holy shrine, as it does not directly overlook the sanctuary, but rather connects to it through a curvature, and this required us to prepare a design that fits with this shape, and in a harmony with the main entrance to the gate and the other gates of the shrine, in a modern urban style that combines authenticity and modernity of execution."
He added: "An important stage has been completed, which is the cladding of the floor of this gate for the area extending from the main entrance to the gate to the holy sanctuary, in addition to the completion of all work of wiring the retaining systems and the completion of the strengthening of the walls and other parts, as well as completion of the cladding of the part that separates the floor of the gate, to the area that will be covered with Kashi Karbala’i in the last stage of these works.
He explained: “The cladding was done with natural alabaster, and many factors were taken into account in this work, the most important of which is making its height suitable for walking from the holy sanctuary in a way that creates a flow of movement. Only cladding the walls with Kashi Karbala’i remains in this gate, where the places for fixing it were prepared and identified with sections with special ornamental shapes that will surround it. "