Works commenced on a project to pave five roads in rural areas at a cost of 2.711 billion Iraqi dinars [$1.6m], according to a spokesman for al-Hindiya district on Saturday.
“Local firms embarked on a project to pave five roads in rural areas in al-Hindiya district, (20 km) east of Karbala, and other neighbouring districts,” Muhammad Abu Zayd told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
“These projects, falling within the framework of the provincial development budget (PDB), include:
- the 600-meter-long road of Abu Safin at a cost of 235.8 million dinars;
- the 3660-meter-long Umm Jamal road at 941.423 million dinars;
- the 700-meter-long road of al-Saadoun at 184.213 million dinars;
- the 2400-meter-long al-Washaghat road at 690.410 million dinars; and,
- the 2650-meter-long strategic road at a cost of 659.410 million dinars”
said Abu Zayd.
“The roads, expected to be finalized in six months, would contribute to linking towns and villages to the main city in the district and ease movement of citizens,” he added.
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)