The Chairman of Nineveh Council said this week that a preliminary agreement has been signed with a British company to plan the reconstruction of areas badly damaged by bombing in the Iraqi war.
Jaber Abed Rabbo told AKnews that the deal will ensure that the reconstruction of the province conforms to the latest standards of urban planning as well as providing extensive investment opportunities and the regeneration of the region.
“The company’s delegation was briefed on the requirements of the province’s cities during their visit today,” he said, adding that the projects will focus mainly on the badly damaged southern and western regions of the province.
Rabbo explained that the work is expected to begin in April.
Nineveh province and its capital Mosul, 405 km north of Baghdad, were badly damaged during the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and the battles that ensued.
Almost daily acts of insurgent violence, mostly attributed to al-Qaeda and its affiliates, since the fall of the Saddam regime have placed the region second only to Baghdad in terms of security instability.