Work on the stalled Al-Nahrawan potable water project in Baghdad’s Al-Nahrawan district is set to resume after the authorities decided to reassign the construction contract to a local firm, the spokesperson for Ministry of Planning told Zawya Projects.

Abdul-Zahra Al-Hindawi said the project, which comes under the Ministry of Construction and Housing, was taken away from the first contractor, an Indian company, due to contract compliance issues.

He said the Ministry carried out a field visit to assess the situation, noting that the project’s completion rate stood at 81 percent when construction stopped.

Al-Hindawi added that the Ministry has called on the concerned authorities to transfer the project to Saad General Company to complete it as soon as possible.

The project, which includes a water treatment plant with a production capacity of 4,000 cubic metres per hour, aims to meet the drinking water needs of more than 300,000 people in the areas and villages of Al- Nahrawan. 

(Reporting by Majda Muhsen; Editing by Anoop Menon)