As part of the time plans and according to the design and operational plans, the alabaster cladding works of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) continue, as after completing its first section in the area between the Gate of Imam Ali al-Hadi (peace be upon him) and the Gate of the Euphrates (al-'Alqami), the works started in an increasing pace in the second section, which was also completed in a record time in the northern part of the holy shrine, in the area confined between the gate of Imam Ali al-Hadi and the gate of Imam Musa al-Kadhem (peace be upon them) overlooking the two Holy Shrines. The works have then started in the third section of the Shrine, specifically in the area between the gate of Imam Musa al-Kadhem (peace be upon him) and the gate of Imam al-Hassan (peace be upon him).
According to Engineer Majeed al-Sa'egh, head of the Engineering Projects Department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine: "The cladding is made with the finest types of alabaster and using a technical method that gives adhesion strength in harmony with the marble used in the cladding of the Iwans to create a state of artistic harmony and symmetry."
Al-Sa'egh stated: "The cladding process was divided into many phases, parts and sections. All of which was preceded by the complete survey of the project to develop its specific designs and plans, with engravings and decorations in harmony with the rest sections of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine to create a symmetry state."
He also pointed out that the new marble, which will be used in the cladding works, is of the type of "multi-onyx" that has been subjected to several technical and engineering tests in terms of endurance and consistency of color and thickness 4 cm, in addition to other specifications that gave beauty to these marble pieces."
The project is executed by the Engineering Projects Department and the Engineering Maintenance Department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine. It is a complement to a series of projects carried out in a the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), and as a result of the great damage of the current marble, which led to the distortion of its general view in addition to being old, as it has been more than (50) years since its installation until it was included within the implemented projects without intersection with other projects.