The technical and engineering staff working on the cladding project of the shrine and sanctuary of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), started the fourth section of the cladding work in the southern part of the holy sanctuary, specifically in the area between the Qibla Gate and the gate of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) known as Palm Gate, after finishing all works of the third section confined between the gates of Imam Musa al-Kadhem and of Imam al-Hassan (peace be upon both of them), ie the western part of the holy sanctuary.
According to Engineer Majeed al-Sa'egh, head of the Engineering Projects Department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine: "The cladding process was divided into many phases, parts and sections, to be cladded with alabaster, to ensure the not intersection of the works with the movement of visitors. The works start in each section after the completion of works in the previous one, respecting 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."
Al-Sa'egh indicated: "The first phase of this project includes several executive work, which are:
-The removal of old marble
-The removal of the old concrete parts and repairing the damaged ones.
-Pouring concrete floor in preparation for cladding it with special concrete to help the adhesion to the old floor and to prevent moisture.
-Installing an iron mesh to be put under the concrete casting.
-Installing a ground network from water drainage networks to connections of electricity, fire and communications systems, to connect them to the holy sanctuary, and then to the main systems of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine.
-Starting the cladding work with alabaster according to the specific measurements taking into consideration the inclination degree."
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.