COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OFFICE
For Immediate Release: Contact:
April 24, 2004 Steven Susens 914-822-5316
Program Management Office Tours Seven Iraqi Cities to Discuss
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The Program Management Office (PMO) have embarked on a
seven-city tour of Central and Northern Iraq to meet with local leaders and
discuss the reconstruction projects slated for their areas.
Along with the PMO, members of the Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraqi
ministries and the military will be visiting Mosul, Tikrit, Fallujah, Bakuba,
Ramadi, Samarra and Baghdad with lists of reconstruction projects, which will
begin construction later this year.
These projects will be funded by a number of sources, including the $18.4
billion supplement, DFI, CERP, R3P and the Capital Budget for Ministries.
“We are at a critical junction with the reconstruction effort,” said RADM David
J. Nash, USN (Ret.), Director of the CPA Program Management Office. “We are
launching this tour to discuss these projects with the local councils and work
with them on restoring a better quality of life for the people of Iraq.”
The construction projects are part of the overall reconstruction of Iraq’s vital
infrastructure and are categorized through six sectors, including electricity,
water resources/public works, security and justice, transportation and
communications, buildings/health/education, and oil.
In addition to the projects, the reconstruction effort will provide a wide range
of jobs and opportunities for local businesses to participate in the project
“Since we began this effort, one of our main goals was to provide jobs to the
Iraqi people and stimulate the economy through the rebuilding of their
infrastructure,” Adm. Nash said. “We are taking that message to these areas to
help the Iraqi people earn a decent living and bring a solid foundation for
their local economies to grow.”
The tour is scheduled to last over a three-day period and other locations are
scheduled to follow.
For more information on the RFP or for specific project information, please call
Steven Susens, PMO Public Affairs, at 914-822-5316.