The Department of Engineering and Technical Projects at Imam Hussain Holy Shrine revealed the opening date of the largest courtyard adjacent to the holy shrine - al-Aqeelah Zainab Courtyard.
Head of department Eng. Hussein Redha Mahdi told Imam Hussain Holy Shrine, "The project completion rate has exceeded 33% and the work is ongoing around the clock."
He added that the 36000-square-meter service area, which includes the refectory, 600 lavatory units and Zainabiya Market has been completed, mentioning that the completion rate of the cultural area, which includes the library and museum, has exceeded 70%.
“The project supervisors are intensifying the work and increasing manpower in order to complete the basic structure to prepare for the temporary opening to pilgrims this Muharram," continued Mahdi.
The head of the department confirmed, "Al-Aqeelah Zainab Courtyard will officially open on June 2023.”
The total area of the courtyard is over five square hectares and is located in front of entrance door #10 of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine.