To serve the visitors of Arba’een and to increase its capacity: a new hall and several sanitary facilities are added to the outer host complex of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine.

With the approach of the march of the Hussayni love; the Ziyarat Arba'een of Imam Aba Abdillah al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), during which millions of lovers and followers of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them all) are heading to the holy city of Karbala to perform the rituals of the greatest Ziyarat, the staff of the Engineering Maintenance Department in The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine have built a new hall at the external host complex of the holy shrine on Najaf-Karbala road, to accommodate the largest possible number of visitors who walk towards the Kaaba of the Free men; the holy city of Karbala.

“As you know, the Ziyarat Arba'een is the largest religious event witnessed by the country,” said Eng. Samir Abbas, the head of the engineering maintenance department. “This led to the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine to give special attention to the services provided to visitors. Thus, the staff of our department have recently built an additional hall for the accommodation of the Visitors at the host complex of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine located on the road of Najaf."

With regard to these works, the head of the engineering maintenance department, Engineer Samir Abbas, said: "These maintenance and modernization work included the following:

  1. Establishing a two-story visitor hall with an area of ​​600 square meters for each floor, with a height of the first floor (4 meters) and the second (3.5 meters).

2- Covering the halls with new secondary ceilings and conduct comprehensive maintenance.

3 - Equipping the two new halls with a cooling and communications systems in addition to electrical work.

4- Creating new sanitary facilities for visitors.

  1. Maintaining the systems attached to the host.

6- Removing the debris and covering the floor with muqarnas (pavement tiles).

Adding: "These upgrades included adding cooling system to the new hall, maintaining refrigerators for storing food and beverages, as well as normal refrigerators, and air intakes were added to all the halls."

He pointed out: "The type of construction used in the new hall is the steel structures, as we started work nearly a month ago, by 12 to 15 working hours a day."
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