PROJECTS: Iraq to restart 2,000 stalled projects in Mosul

They cover houses, roads and hospitals

  
Vehicles are seen on a street near Tigris River in Baghdad, Iraq February 19, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Vehicles are seen on a street near Tigris River in Baghdad, Iraq February 19, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Saba Alnajjar

Iraq has embarked on plans to restart over 2,000 projects involving rebuilding war-damaged facilities and services in the Northern Mosul city, officials said on Thursday.

Most of the projects that were launched after the end of the war were shelved because of cash shortages caused by weak oil prices, said Najm Al-Jabbouri, Governor of Nineveh, of which Mosul is the capital.

Jabbouri told the official Alsabah newspaper that the Northern Governorate has launched the projects in coordination with the Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations, which was created a few years ago to oversee the rebuilding of areas damaged during the hostilities.

"The Governorate has embarked on plans to complete more than 2,000 projects that were suspended due to lack of funds," he said.

The projects cover rebuilding damaged houses, roads and bridges as well as rehabilitating sewage networks, hospitals and schools, he added.

(Writing by Nadim Kawach; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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