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  Updated: January 27, 2010

Karbala to get half of religious tourism revenues

By: Ismail Zabeeh

HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Iraq’s Parliament has agreed to give 50 percent of the revenues coming from religious tourism in Karbala to the holy province that houses the holy shrines of Al-Imam Aba Abdellah Al-Hussein and his brother Abo’l Fadhl Al-Abbas (peace be on them).

The same decision will be applied to every Iraqi province that brings revenues from religious tourism.

"According to this decision, Karbala would get around $100 million per year," Mohammed Hameed al-Mousawi, head of Karbala Provincial Council, told Wednesday.

He said that religious tourism is considered one of the main important aspects of Iraq's economy.    

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