Ministry of Municipalities &
Ahmed Al-Allaf, Director General of Municipalities 1-914-360-6874
Mecham, CPA Office of Strategic Communications 1-914-360-3480
IRAQI MINISTRY STARTS JOB CREATION
PROGRAM IN NORTHERN IRAQ
Baghdad, Iraq…October 25, 2003 – Iraq’s Ministry of Municipalities
& Public Works is expanding its job creation program this week to the
northern governorates of Dohuk, Erbil, and Suleimaniyah.
Ministry’s program, “Towards a Cleaner and Brighter Iraq,” employs tens of
thousands of Iraqis to clean their neighborhoods of trash, sewage, and rubble.
The program was first initiated earlier this month in 11 of Iraq’s 18 governorates.
jobs program is a major thrust to rebuild a free Iraq by supporting Iraqis to improve their lives and their
communities,” said Nesreen Berwari, Minister of Municipalities & Public
Works. “I am glad to see these three governorates starting the program. It is
time for all Iraqis to make this country the lead representative of the Middle East.”
Ministry began the job creation program earlier this month with support from
the Coalition Provisional Authority. All workers earn four thousand Iraqi dinars
per day, paid every two weeks. Supervisors manage ten to 15 workers and
receive five thousand Iraqi dinars per day.
encourage all Iraqis interested in working to apply for this program and to
help support their families and to improve their living environment,” said
Minister Berwari. “This program will help support the economy and build
confidence within communities across Iraq. Most of these communities are benefiting for the first time from the
hard work of their own citizens.”
three other northern governorates and Baghdad will be rolling out their programs in November, making
the job creation program complete nationwide.
applicants may register at the Central Municipality Governorate Office of the
Ministry of Municipalities & Public Works in the capital city of the
governorates they live in.
qualify, applicants must be at least 18 years old, and be physically fit.
and supervisors employed in the program will also be filling out a Minister of
Labor form that could provide them with future job opportunities or vocational