The local government of Maysan, a southeastern Iraqi province, announced at the beginning of August that it has laid the foundation stones for eight development projects worth nine billion Iraqi dinars ($7.7 million) in cities across the province.
Speaking at a ceremony to inaugurate one of the projects, Maysan governor Ali Dwai said that the province is determined to complete projects that will serve its residents. "Reconstruction and development efforts cannot be stopped by 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' crimes.”
Projects will include the rehabilitation of roads, bridges and public parks, the provision of road lighting and the rehabilitation and maintenance of sewage networks, Dwai said.
For the original August 1, 2014 piece from Al-Shorfa referenced in this summary, click here.