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Iraq signs water network upgrade deal with UNDP

BAGHDAD, August 14, 2016

Iraq has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to upgrade the water network for Sulaimaniyah City, a report said.

“The Governorate and people of Sulaimaniyah have generously welcomed and supported displaced and refugee families,” UNDP resident representative and UN resident and humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, Lise Grande was quoted as saying in the Iraq Business News report.

“The city’s infrastructure is under enormous pressure because so many people need services. We’re very pleased that we can support the Governorate by helping to repair a key component of the water system.”

UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) and the Governorate of Sulaimaniyah will rehabilitate and restore the Dokan-Sulaimaniyah water network – the primary water pipeline for over 1.1 million residents, refugees and displaced people in Sulaimaniyah City, the report said.

“The strain of the humanitarian crisis upon the infrastructure and services of the Governorate renders our partnership with UNDP as vital,” said the Governor of Sulaimaniyah, Dr Aso Faridoon Amin.




Tags: Iraq | UNDP | Drinking water |

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