“From our perspective the project is not complete just
because it has been accepted by the Government of Iraq, at the local or
national level,” said Richard Hancock, GRD’s director of programs. “Many
of the new plants involve modern, more efficient processes that the local
operators may not be familiar with. We have a robust program dedicated
to instilling training and knowledge to the work force at all levels, from mid
-level managers to technicians.”
The progress made so far is thanks largely to the Iraqi contractors and
workers who choose daily to contribute to the betterment of Iraq’s future
and the lives of fellow citizens. As many as 25,000 to 30,000 Iraqis are
employed daily at GRD construction project sites. In fact, 74 percent of
GRD’s current contracts, valued at $1.12 billion, are awarded to Iraqi companies.
Included among the more than 4,400 projects GRD has completed are:
* 583 electricity projects
* 120 oil-related projects
* 849 water projects
* 132 primary health care centers
* 41 hospital renovations
* 1,102 schools
* 112 railroad renovation projects
* Eight port projects and improvements to as many airports
* 155 border posts
* 14 entry points along Iraq’s Syrian, Turkish and Iranian borders
* 97 fire station projects
* 55 courthouse projects"
http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?optio ... Itemid=128
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
"Iraqi Reconstruction Funds
Congress has appropriated about $50 billion in funds for Iraq’s relief and
reconstruction, making it the largest relief and reconstruction effort for
one country in U.S. history. In comparison, Japan and Germany received
a combined $44.5 billion in total assistance, in 2005 dollars, from 1946 to
1952 and the United States has spent more than $30 billion in reconstruction
efforts in Afghanistan. On April 9, the administration requested an additional
$83.4 billion in supplemental funding for Iraq and Afghanistan. "
http://middleeastprogress.org/2009/04/s ... struction/
Ahem..this bit is an action under the Obumer Admin. 'K den? .
It seems Obumer is gettin' reality checks...his little dream world takes a
back seat for realities ...good....that Maroon
needs a wake up call."