12 December, 2019

Iraq's Kurdistan signs consultancy services pact with JICA for Grand Erbil sewage project

The project costs more than $2 billion

Image used for illustrative purpose. Water tanks of at Al-buradieiah Water Treatment Plant damaged are seen on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab in Basra, Iraq September 17, 2018,

Image used for illustrative purpose. Water tanks of at Al-buradieiah Water Treatment Plant damaged are seen on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab in Basra, Iraq September 17, 2018,

REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

12 December 2019

Iraq's Kurdistan has signed a consultancy services agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to implement the $2 billion Grand Erbil Sewage Project.

The contract with JICA was signed by the Ministry of Municipalities and Tourism, the ministry's media director Kurdo Omar told Thomson Reuters Projects.

"This is one of the strategic projects of the Kurdistan Regional government, and will solve the problem of sewage treatment," he said, adding that the project would be implemented in four stages.

(Reporting by Majda Muhsen; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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