The spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Planning, Mr. Abdul Zahra Al-Hindawi, confirmed that the projects of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine went beyond the borders of Karbala.
Dr. Khaled Battal, Minister of Planning, visited this morning, Saturday May 29, 2021, the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, and met with His Eminence, its Senior Official, its Secretary-General and his deputy, and a number of members of its board of directors and heads of its departments.
Al-Hindawi added: "The aim of this visit is to find out the projects that the Karbala governorate is undertaking, including the projects of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, which we have found are worthy of appreciation, as they have contributed to providing services and job opportunities for the Iraqi workforce, and deserve that support."
He emphasized, "We will support the efforts of the Holy Shrine in implementing these projects, because it is a source of service for citizens and represents a great support for the government's efforts to provide these services. The holy shrines have become an important engine of development in the country."
For his part, the Secretary-General of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, Eng. Mohamad Al-Ashigar, said: “We met today with the Minister of Planning, and we talked about the services that should be provided to the millions of visitors of the two holy shrines,” noting that this “requires the provision of services to them, whether by the local government or by the holy shrines. "
He continued: "We briefed the Minister on the vision of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, its projects, the extent of its economic viability and its desired goals. He thanked the Holy Shrine for its efforts in implementing such projects, as well as supporting the Iraqi competencies, especially the academic ones."
Al-Ashigar expressed his thanks to the Minister of Planning for the serious follow-up for the projects of the Holy Shrine as well as the proposed cooperation.
In the same context, the head of the engineering projects department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, Eng. Dea' Majeed Al-Sa'egh, explained: “We have constant cooperation with the Ministry of Planning. All projects of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine that have won the admiration and praise of the ministry are implemented according to the prepared plan that it had approved.”