Reconstruction work to begin at Umm Qasr, Iraq
Work will start soon on a $10.3 million project to renovate the Umm Qasr Naval Base for the Iraqi Armed Forces. The project is funded through the Project Management Office (PMO) of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA).
The work at Umm Qasr is expected to be complete in approximately mid-May 2004. The prime contractor, US-based Weston Solutions intends to involve Iraqi contractors, suppliers and labor, stated a press release.
The PMO manages the $18.4 billion appropriated by the US Congress to support the reconstruction of Iraqi infrastructure. Umm Qasr project includes building renovation; construction of electrical, water and sanitary sewage systems; security improvements; dock repair and dredging. — (menareport.com)
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