Iraq’s Karbala province gets community project grant
US-led occupying forces in Iraq have awarded more than $730,800 in contracts for community projects in the Karbala Province. The projects will employ local people from the region, according to a Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) press release.
After the bombings in Karbala last week, these projects were rushed through the processing. The money will provide repairs to a fuel depot, sewage pipes, storm pipes, the Mikaiheel River Bridge, the hospital’s storage and laundry areas and the Karbala Police Academy. There will also be funds distributed to supply equipment for the Karbala treasury and the electric company. The funds will also repair and rebuild 12 schools.
Local Iraqi contractors were chosen from a competitive bidding process. All the money is given in increments, and as the work is properly completed, more money will be given to the Iraqi contractors. Seized from the former regime assets, the money is now being used for reconstruction.
Since the summer, CPA has awarded seven million dollars in contracts for Karbala community projects, which CPA, the Polish Governance Support Team, and local Iraqis have identified. — (menareport.com)
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