The head of the Engineering Projects Department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine; Engineer Dea' Majeed al-Sa'egh said that the al-'Afaf Shopping Center will be a prominent commercial and shopping icon in the province of Karbala, as it was built according to the latest designs to be a landmark among the commercial markets of the province to reflect the development of the commercial movement in light of the development of the domestic consumption market.
Adding: "The Center will offer the residents and visitors of Karbala a new and exciting shopping experience, including q wide range of prominent brands that are opening in the province for the first time away from commercial fraud and counterfeit brands. This is what we aimed through the designs we have developed for this center, which is in compliance with these commercial requirements."
As for the work currently conducted, he stated: "The works of this project has reached its final stages, which is one of the most important stages of the project, because it needs the accuracy of the work from the operational point of view because it will reflect the shape and appearance of the project as a whole. The completion of the installation of the secondary ceilings of the center and the completion of the installation and establishment of cooling, electricity, internet, communications, cameras, as well as fire and alarm systems. The plumbing works for water feeding and drainage works have been completed. The finishing works including the dyeing the building in addition to covering the front panel of the project."
Adding: "The cadres of the executing company have done their utmost to get this architectural structure out of the best picture and within the timetable and designs that have been set for it. And the Projects Department of the holy shrine has in turn overcome all difficulties and obstacles to speed up its work, in addition to ensuring that the materials included in the construction of laboratory tests and quality control."
Mr. al-Sa'egh said: "There are other works in parallel with these works, such as checking the escalators, elevators and equipping the center with special equipment such as refrigerators, storage areas and other things within a short period, the marketing center will be ready to carry out the other finishing works according to the spaces that will be decided upon the agreement with the concerned authorities and according to the directives of the General Secretariat of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine."
It is to note that the project is held in the neighborhood of al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) in the province of Karbala on an area of 2600 square meters in three floors divided in two parts: A part for the shopping services, and the second part contains the administrative offices and stores of the project.