In conjunction of his birth anniversary, the technical and engineering staff working in the project of cladding the holy sanctuary and shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) with alabaster, 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, has completed this fourth section, while the works in the fifth and last section of the holy sanctuary will resume after the end of the Ziyarat of the great month of Sha'ban, so as not to intersect with the movement of visitors.
Like the rest of sections, the work was preceded by preparatory works including: The removal of old marble and 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 and 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.
It is to note 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.