Work will start soon on a $46.7 million project to renovate the Al-Kasik Army Base for the Iraqi Armed Forces. The project is funded through the Project Management Office (PMO) of the US-backed Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA).
The PMO manages the $18.4 billion appropriated by the US Congress to support the reconstruction of Iraqi infrastructure. The Al-Kasik project includes the renovation of existing buildings and infrastructure on the base and the construction of new facilities to support operations and training.
Work will also be performed on the water distribution, sanitary sewage, wastewater treatment, and electrical distribution systems at the base. Al-Kasik is located in the northern part of Iraq west of Mosul.
The work to support one brigade of the Iraqi Army is expected to be complete in approximately mid-March 2004 and the work to support a second brigade is expected to be complete in mid-May 2004. The prime contractor, Shaw Environmental intends to involve Iraqi sources of subcontractors, suppliers and labor, said a press release. — (menareport.com)
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