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$1bn 'needed for key Mosul rehabilitation works'

MOSUL, Iraq, August 1, 2017

More than $1.07 billion will be required to rehabilitate the western and eastern parts of Iraq's Mosul city, according to an estimate of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Lose Grande, deputy special representative of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), and UNDP resident representative in Iraq, was quoted as saying in an Iraq Business News report that based on the first damage and loss assessments, $470 million is needed to help restore the main electricity, water and sewage grids and rehabilitate key public facilities including hospitals, schools and houses in the most heavily damaged neighbourhoods in western Mosul.

“A minimum of $237 million is required in the moderately and lightly destroyed districts. This is double the amount we originally estimated for western Mosul and is in addition to approximately $370 million required for the stabilisation of eastern Mosul," she was quoted as saying.

She added that eastern Mosul is already recovering, with 230 projects in progress under UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS).




Tags: Iraq | Rehabilitation | Mosul |

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