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Largest mini-city for pilgrims in Iraq

 

Sayyid El-Ewssya pilgrim mini-city is a new modern edifice built for pilgrims who come to make pilgrimage to Imam Hussein (Peace Be Upon Him).

 

This mini-city is 30 acres. It consists of a 1200-square-meter mosque, a two-floor clinic, a 400-square-meter building for reception and management, a 500-square meter kitchen, 220 apartments, 11 800-square-meter two-floor halls where pilgrims sleep, fountains, and gardens, said Mohammed Kadhim chief engineer of the Imam-Hussein Holy Shrine.

 

The mini-city is located on an important road that leads to Kerbala; it is the place for pilgrims to rest. It is open for pilgrims every single day, said Kadhim further.

 

It has been equipped with the best appliances; therefore, it is considered as an entertainment place for the people of Kerbala.

 

The period of time the mini-city took was 5 years; such a period is normal for achieving such a huge project.

 

The director of the project department of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine said that they would build mini-cities on the boarders in the future in order to offer services to pilgrims coming on the greatest pilgrimages.

 

 

By: Sedeaq El-Ezearjawi

Translated by: Mohammed Alobaidi