February 20, 2004
Najaf – Kevin Brady
SC Region - Hilary F. White
NAJAF PROVINCE RECEIVES MONEY FOR WATER PROJECT REPAIRS
Najaf, Iraq. The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Najaf recently
awarded more than $125,000 for community initiatives to develop new water
networks and repair existing water infrastructure.
The water projects will help people in 8 communities, representing more than
23,500 Iraqis. Specifically, schools and religious shrines will benefit from the
major repairs. CPA learned of the needs by working closely with people in these
communities, as well as the Spanish Governance Support Team.
The local Iraqi contractors used for these projects were chosen from a
competitive bidding process. All the money is given in increments, and as the
work is properly completed, more money will be given to the Iraqi contractors.
Seized from the former regime assets, the money is now being used for the Iraqi
Assisting the people in Najaf Province remains an important goal for the
Coalition Provisional Authority. It represents part of a larger initiative to
help Iraqis as they move toward democracy and a sovereign government. CPA-Najaf
will announce additional funding projects in the coming weeks.