The green belt Department harvests agricultural crops from its oases

The green belt department of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine began harvesting agricultural crops from its oases.

The head of the Department, Mr. Nasser Hussein Miteb, said that"the green belt works in two ways, the first is Recreational for citizens in oases, which open during the day and night, and the second is productive to supply local markets and host restaurant of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) with various vegetable crops".

He added, "the green belt has economic and social feasibility through attracting labor, reflecting the interest of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine in building society, but from the economic side it contains strategic trees such as palms and olives, as we supplied the local markets with dates, which amounted to more than five thousand baskets, weighing about ten tons, in addition to olives of all four types from which olive oil is extracted, some of which are used for the manufacture of pickles".

The green belt stretches from the Northeast to the southwest of the Holy Karbala, with a length of more than 27 km and an area of approximately 1080 dunums, according to al-Khaz'ali, pointing out that this land has Agricultural specificity that can be invested in the cultivation of many crops, and contributed to providing some departments of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine with some of its needs such as flowers and ornamental shrubs.
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