The head of the Engineering projects Department at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, Engineer Dea' Majeed Al-Sa'egh has announced that the works of the project of the basement of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), located at the western side of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine bordering the courtyard between the two holy shrines, are going smoothly in a continuous development in line with planned design and implementation and according to the three vertical parts of its division.
Adding: "We have achieved in the first part the stage of moulding the ceiling, which came directly after finishing from the wall construction by using concrete hollow blocks, and the completion of its covering with several layers of insulation material from moisture according to the special measurements and in precise technical method, with a height of 4,20m in the exception of the ground layers, which were covered with insulation layers after it was provided by special filters to withdraw groundwater and a layer of gravel with the same measurements, in order to pour a concrete layer with a thickness of 10 cm then another layer of insulation and moisture-resistant materials, on top of which was added another concrete layer with a 70 cm of thickness, all of which have been accomplished."
Mr. Al-Sa'egh explained: "Among the works that have been completed is the armed concrete wall build after the concrete block wall, which is the basic foundation of the basement's ceiling, then immediately the works of the ceiling's construction started, and thankfully we arrived to advanced achievement's percentages."
Adding: "In parallel with this, the works of the second section of the basement that is at its north-western segment adjacent to the basement of Imam Al-Jawad (peace be upon him), in which similar works have been conducted."
And Concluding that all the done works have been approved to match the designs, as well as the matching of the materials used in the construction by the laboratory tests and quality control."
It is worth mentioning that the crypt of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) , which design and implementation were allocated to the construction company of Ard Al-Quds, is located on the western side of the holy shrine in the area between the gates of the Owner of the Time and of Imam Al-Hassan (peace be upon both of them) with an area of approximately 1000 m2, with a length of 66m and width of 14,2m, equipped with all the amenities for the visitors as well as elevators and escalators without intersection with the movement of visitors. This project is one of the projects to which the Al-Abbas (p) holy shrine has given great importance and made it at the forefront of the projects being implemented, as it is the first fruits of its strategic projects that are new to the holy shrine, in particular, and to the rest of the holy sites in Iraq in general, being the first of its kind, considering it an important shift and an urban turning point that has joined the nobility and holiness of the place with the modernity of the design and execution. The holy shrine has harnessed all its potential in order to complete and accomplish this vital project on time.