Imam Hussein Holy Shrine begins construction of modern city for the blind, visually impaired

The Imam Hussein Holy Shrine announced on Monday the start of construction of a modern city for the blind and visually impaired in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq.

The shrine confirmed that the project was designed in accordance with the latest international standards that meet the needs of the target group.

Amer Al-Shammari, director of the institutes for the blind and visually impaired in Iraq affiliated with the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussein, said in an interview with the official website “all the designs for the project of the modern city for the blind and visually impaired in the province of Karbala have been completed.”

He pointed out that “the city will be the first of its kind in Iraq and the Middle East, and all services will be available to the blind and visually impaired free of charge.”

Al-Shammari explained that “the project is located on the road linking the provinces of Holy Karbala and Holy Najaf, and will be established on an area of 1.4 hectares and at a height of 5 floors.”

Al-Shammari added that “the project includes classrooms with multiple functions, laboratories, gyms, sports fields, a health center, a vision center, swimming pools, and a place for accommodation for foreign teaching staff as well as the blind.”

He continued that “the city will also provide job opportunities for Iraqi professionals and youth,” confirming that “the best foreign trainers will be contracted to train the staff.”

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