The provincial council in Basra has agreed with companies to build international research centers and to bring in foreign experts to train Iraqi personnel, a local official said on Sunday.
“The centers will be in the areas of planning, health, electricity and construction…,” an official from the local reconstruction committee, Mostafa Atiya, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The council has also agreed to learn from the experience of foreign firms, which have conducted successful sewage projects in the province in the 1980s and 1990s, including Indian and Korean companies, Atiya added.
The Shiite province of Basra lies 590 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
( Aswat Al Iraq )