The representative of the Supreme Religious Authority His Eminence Sayed Ahmed al-Safi has announced the total amount of disbursements of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine to accomplish strategic projects and small, medium and large infrastructure projects on Saturday evening on the inauguration ceremony of the roofing of the holy sanctuary of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) within its expansion project, which is one of the giant and important construction projects with service character, accomplished by the Engineering Projects Department at the holy shrine through the Iraqi engineering company "Ard al-Quds", to provide an area for 20 thousand additional visitors with the same services. This announcement is the first of its kind in the media in this regard.
The senior official of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has stated: "And I will explain for whoever interested to know the answer to some questions, we are honored to be in the service of the holy shrine since 2003, and we state that the total funds disbursed on the construction and service projects of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine during 13 years is only one billion dollars, and if we divide this sum, we will have expenses of 76 million dollars per year, noting that the holy shrine has more than 150 projects and 40 ones that are still at the Ministry of planning because of financial problems, and other projects that were approved by the Shiite Endowment but still wait for the financial liquidity."
And Sayed al-Safi has indicated previously to al-Kafeel Global Network of the News Unit at the Internet Division: "The comprehensive cost of the operational costs including salaries, fuel maintenance... etc. and the investments costs are the total sum of the shrine's balance from the Shiite Endowment as the largest part and the gifts and vows of the holy shrine's grid."
And the representative of the Supreme Religious Authority, his eminence Sayed Ahmed al-Safi has highlighted in the second sermon of Friday prayer of the 18th of Jumada II 1438 AH corresponding to the 17th of March 2017, has hinted to the imbalance in the joints of the state administration, considering a betrayal of the trust, indicating: "if you are not truthful and trustworthy person it is better for you to leave your position for someone who respect his duties and render the trusts to whom they are due."
For his part, the head of the Engineering Projects Department at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine Engineer dea' Majeed al-Sa'egh has stated to al-Kafeel Network: "There is a series of mega-projects implemented by the staff of the department or that were supervised by them after being referred to Iraqi companies or implemented by other departments. Some of these important projects are:
Design and manufacture of the holy shrine grid of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him).
Manufacture and gilding the minarets' slabs of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.
Horizontal expansion project of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine in an area of 30 thousand square meters.
Roofing the holy sanctuary of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) within its expansion project.
Design, construction and equipment of al-Kafeel Specialist Hospital in Karbala.
Design and construction of al-Kafeel Specialist Hospital in Babylon province (under construction and stopped due to funding ceases).
Project of the construction of second floor Iwans in the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.
The al-Abbas's (p) residential compound providing 829 houses with schools, shopping centers, clinic, mosque, infrastructure and streets.
Project of al-Kafeel garage for maintenance and services.
Development project of Maqam Imam al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his holy reappearance).
Project of the establishment of service complex of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine on the road Najaf - Karbala.
Project of the establishment of 'Afaf women shopping center.
Project of al-Kafeel radio building for women and al-Kafeel Institute of the Information Technology and skills development.
Design and construction of al-Kafeel Dynamics Center for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.
Design and construction of Sheikh Kulayni compound for the services to visitors on the road (Baghdad - Karbala).
Strengthening and re-gilding the gilded columns for Taremah of the sanctuary of Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him)
Central air-conditioning project for the sanctuary and the shrine of Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him).
Project intravenous fluids plant.
Building hospitality complex of Imam al-Hadi (peace be upon him).
Building the Center of the Immaculate Lady (peace be upon her) for women activities.
Industrial complex and warehouse project (Saqqa 2).
Project restoration and maintenance of the holy dome.
Project to strengthen and develop walls, floor and ceiling of the basement of the tomb of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him).
The construction of sanitary complexes on the road (Babylon - Karbala).
Construction of female sanitary complex near the al-Kaf [palm] gate.
Project to reveal the floor cavities of the sanctuary of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) and inject it with cement.
The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine project for water desalination and filtering station.
Construction of ice plant.
Creating a network of cables for the two holy shrines electric station.
Building ablution and drinking water fountains at the entrance of the street of al-Abbas (peace be upon him).
Warehouse complex and group of workshops and labs Saqqa 1 project.
The structural engineering laboratory.
The visitors' outer Kitchen project.
Creating the Hall of Imam al-Hassan (peace be upon him) for conferences and seminars.
Project of the warehouse and factories Saqqa 3.
The plant of production of hollow concrete block.
Project First Health Group.
Project of the Engineering electronic documentation of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.
Project of carpet stores.
The plant for the production of concrete pavement bricks and the side mold.
Strengthening, developing and beautifying the exterior wall of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him).
Creating crusher plant.
Saqi service project.
Building complex of the departments of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.
Project for the secondary power plant at al-Kafeel residential complex.
A cultural center and services to the al-Abbas's (p) holy threshold (the first compound).
Complex warehouses and workshops of Jamaliyah.
Expansion project of Maqam of Imam al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten his holy reappearance).
Educational and teaching Complex / 2.
Workshops and warehouses (First Group / Wafa site).
Industrial and warehouse compound on the road (Najaf - Karbala).
The second group of workshops and warehouses project of the holy shrine.
Project of Live broadcast (SNG).
Al-Kafeel Institute for Special Needs.
Al-Kafeel center for digital printing.
Institute of the Holy Quran (specialized in Quranic activity, culture and sciences).
Islamic Center for Strategic Studies.
The city of visitors on the road to Hillah.
The city of visitors on the road to Najaf.
Creating and designing al-Kafeel House of printing, publishing and distribution.
Library and house of manuscripts project at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine.
Creating the station of Barakat Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) for sheep breeding.
Farms bounties of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him).
Nurseries Group of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine of flowers, honey and seedlings.
Al-Joud factory for the manufacture of agricultural inputs.
The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine factory of fodder
The host restaurant of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) inside the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine.
Expansion project of the Holy Shrine's gates.
Project of Communications, visual surveillance and security control Center.
Building the tower clock of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine and buying a new clock.
Project to establish wire and wireless telecommunications network within the infrastructure of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine.
Stations' project to convert electrical power of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.
Saqi farmer project for varieties of palm rare.
Factory of detergents and chemicals.
And the following are examples of some of the areas in which the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has invested based on the Iraqi skills, and that have proved their success:
- Urban projects such as the expansion and development projects.
- Service projects such as building service complexes and cities of visitors, paving streets and planting trees...
- Residential project such as the first al-Abbas's (p) residential compound for the employees...
- Medical projects such as al-Kafeel Specialist Hospital which benefits covers the investments of other service projects and some of the free surgeries of the wounded fighters, and spare the citizens to waste millions of dollars each year outside Iraq for medical ravel.
- Economic projects such investment companies which benefits are invested in service project to the visitors and the citizens.
- Industrial projects such as the group of factories and plants that provide the local market with some of its needs.
- Agricultural projects such as the farms, apiaries, fish lakes and breeding livestock and poultry.
- Cultural project such as the central libraries, authoring, heritage and civilization centers as well as child and women care centers.
- Media projects, including founding magazines, newspapers and radio for women and children and a center for live broadcast.
- Security projects such as visual control systems, telecommunications and explosives detection systems.
- Scientific and educational projects such as the establishment of research centers and scientific magazines and founding university, schools and kindergartens.
- Military project by creating the al-Abbas's (p) fighting squad that has achieved a lot of victories on the ground, and the holy shrine in compliance to the order of the religious reference made sure of its dependence to the Iraqi security services in order to avoid the emergence of militias.
In addition to many other areas that we cannot all mention here.”