Both holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon them) continue their preparations of the Tenth International Book Fair of Karbala, which will open its doors the 28 Rajab 1435H. It is thus organized among the events of the Tenth International Cultural Festival of the Martyrdom's Spring, which will be held on the third of the holy month of Shaaban.
So In order to ask about the last preparations, Al-Kafeel Network met with a member of the Preparatory Committee of the Tenth International Cultural Festival of the Martyrdom's Spring, Mr. Moyassar Akram Al-Hakeem, who said:
"The technical and engineering executives of both Holy Shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon them) started their proceedings to set up the land of the Tenth edition of the International Karbala Book Fair, where an estimated space of more than (2650 m2) in the courtyard of Saint Zaynab (peace be upon her) in the form of two large halls, split into more than 140 portions/ sections, with many green spaces inside and outside the exhibition. "
He added saying: "We added few service spaces inside the exhibition hall, and specified entries, exits and where an emergency exit should be, with an elaborate plan for safety and security in case of incidents.
The executives developed thoroughly a plan for a monitoring system of internal and external communications linked to a central control room. in addition to fixing cooling devices inside the exhibition halls, and specifying few spaces for public affairs and administrative services, the reception of delegations and storing books. "
Al-Hakeem explained: "Preparations also included modern floor coverings, lighting, speakers and modern electronic screens to guide visitors to the different sections of the Exhibition."
He concluded by saying: "I think that this edition will be distinguished in terms of both organization and attendance. The number of requests for participation so far is more than 180 publishers and It is hoped that the number of participants exceed 140 to participate officially and from different agencies. And for the first time this year, we are proud of the participation of both holy shrines' printing and publishing houses; Dar Al-Wareth and Dar Al-Kafeel, which are among the best and largest printing presses in Iraq, two sections are dedicated to their publications. "
It is noteworthy that the Karbala International Book Fair is one of the events of the International Cultural Festival of the Martyrdom's Spring organized and funded integrally by the General Secretaries of both Holy Shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon them) since its inception nine years ago, to commemorate the birth of the grand son of our saint Prophet (May Allah pray on him and his pure lineage) Imam Aba Abdillah Al-Hussayn and his brother Aba Al-Fadl Al-abbas (peace be upon them). The number of the participating countries in the previous editions was more than 50 Arab and foreign countries.