Sadr City Reconstruction to Employ 100,000

A major project for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of west Baghdad’s al-Sadr City will employ between 75,000 and 100,000 people during its implementation period, and another 50,000, Baghdad’s Mayor, Sabir al-Issawi said on Wednesday.

According to the report from Aswat al-Iraq news agency, Issawi stressed that the project would comprise the construction of several multi-storey buildings, along with social, environment, and administration facilities, as well as hospitals, a university, schools, kindergartens, stadiums, sport and trade centers.

“The project, in its first phase, comprising the construction of 82,000 housing units, shall be implemented by an international company on an 18 square kilometer area east of al-Sadr city, which will be implemented by the High Committee for the Main Design of Baghdad city,” he concluded.

The project is valued at $11.3bn, and will be carried out by six Turkish contractors, includung Kur Insaat, Kazova Insaat, Iskaya AS and Kocoglu Insaat.

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq, Hurriyet Daily News, Bloomberg)

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