The Department of the area between the Two Holy Shrines reaps (7.500) kilos of dates from its palms and distributes them for free to visitors.

The afforestation and ornamental division in the Department of the area between the two holy shrines of the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayna and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them), began to harvest the fruits of the dates from the palms located in the courtyard beside the covered squares, and then distributed it to visitors who intend to perform the Ziyarat of the two holy shrines, free of charge as gifts. Almost 7,500 kg of rare types of dates.

Hatem Abdel Karim Habib, head of the afforestation and ornamental division in the mentioned department, spoke to the al-Kafeel Network, saying: "The palm trees are one of the most important green landscapes that give a spectacular appearance to the region, which prompted the administration of the department to create its own watering system and then fertilizing and sustaining them through the control of agricultural pests with the finest pesticides, as well as replacing some of them with rare varieties, these works were culminated by reaping fruits (dates) in quantities estimated at more than seven tons, and distributed to visitors after being picked and collected in a special place and then cleaned. Then put it in special boxes of (750 grams) of dates, tagged with the name of the department and distributed free of charge to visitors."

He added: "We set Thursday and the eve of Friday as a date to distribute these dates in order to let the largest possible number of visitors benefit from this, as their numbers on this day are doubled from the rest of the days. The distribution process has witnessed a large turnout amid the praise and thanks from them to the management of the department for this initiative. "

It is noteworthy that the afforestation and ornamental division of the Department of the Two Holy Shrines, seeks to develop gardens between the Two Holy Shrines, especially palm trees, through planting rare varieties and care of the plant through fertilizing, cleaning and harvesting their fruits.
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