Opening of Bab al-Qibla Basement of Imam Hussein Holy Shrine to pilgrims

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The Department of Engineering and Technical Affairs of Imam Hussein Holy Shrine revealed the area of additional spaces that will be of great use to pilgrims in the upcoming Arbaeen Pilgrimage after the opening of Bab al-Qibla Basement inside the courtyard.

Engineer Saad Saadoun, the project's supervisor, said that the work is now proceeding at an increasing pace to prepare the basement for the pilgrimage through providing it with cooling and electricity systems.

He pointed out that the basement measures an area of 1800 m2, while the total area of all the basements surrounding the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, is 4000 m2.

Saadoun pointed out that after the pilgrimage, the basement will be covered with marble and linked with the rest of the adjacent basements.