More than $250m Allocated to Basra Infrastructure

Basra province is to allocate ID200 billion ($170m) to upgrading the province’s sewerage systems, and a  further ID100 ($85m) billion to its electricity supply.

“Basra will get revenues from oil exports and border crossings,” Basra Governor Shaltagh Abod said in a press conference on Wednesday, attended by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

He said that the plan will be implemented when funds are available.

The oil-rich city of Basra lies 590 km south of Baghdad.

( Aswat Al Iraq )

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