For Immediate Release May 7, 2004
Contact Steve Susens, PMO Media Relations
+1-703-343-9234 or +1-914-822-5316
PMO PROJECTS PRIORITIZED WITH IRAQI PARTICIPATION
BAGHDAD, Iraq (May 7, 2004) – As the Program Management Office begins the $18.4
billion program of constructing and restoring Iraq’s infrastructure, it does so
through a long-standing partnership with the Iraqi people.
In September of 2003, PMO leadership began outlining the work of revitalizing
the essential services of the country. PMO representatives met with local Iraqi
officials and area governing councils to create an initial list of projects.
Since that time, dozens of meetings have taken place in pursuit of this goal.
Director David Nash and team have met with tribal leaders, governorate
leadership, provincial councils, ministers, city officials, local chambers of
commerce, business leaders, and community activists in order to seek their help
in identifying those crucial projects that would benefit the highest number of
Iraqis in each region of the country. Each of the projects fall into one of the
following six sectors: security and justice, water resources and public works,
electricity, buildings/health/education, transportation and communications, and
In addition, Director Nash has traveled to 16 of the 18 governorates thus far to
meet local officials in their home cities to continue the coordination of this
historic effort. The final two Governorate meetings are expected to occur within
the next several weeks.
“Each of these meetings has given me and the rest of the staff here at the PMO a
better idea for the specific priorities for each of the governorates,” Director
of PMO David Nash said. “Without the participation of the Iraqi people, these
efforts to rebuild their country would fail. Iraqi participation is a vital
component to our work as it is to Iraqi’s who live here and understand what
needs to be done to improve their lives.”
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