By John Lee.
Iraq has approved a reconstruction programme in Dhi Qar governorate valued 1.3 trillion Iraqi dinars ($890 million).
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said that electricity supply would be given priority, adding that 20 cities in the province will also be expanded.
Included in the more than 100 projects is the Al-Islah-Jbayish water project, which will provide water to about 230,000 people.
A Provincial Reconstruction Council has been set up to supervise the work.
(Source: Office of the Prime Minister)