The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Iraq announced that 1,489 projects implemented by the program in four governorates have been freed from the ISIS for infrastructure development, noting that the Netherlands is the fourth largest donor to efforts to restore stability in Iraq.
“The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Iraq, Matthias Vulters, visited the city of Fallujah with officials from the UNDP Stabilization Project in Iraq and the United Nations Mine Action Service to assess the progress of the stabilization efforts in the city, In education and health “.
“The Netherlands is the fourth largest donor to efforts to restore stability in Iraq with contributions of $ 28 million,” the program said in a press release.
“At the request of the Iraqi government, UNDP established a project to restore stability in June 2015 to protect against renewed violence and extremism, facilitate the return of people and lay the foundations for reconstruction and recovery.”
Since then, the program has taken over 1,489 projects that have helped local authorities quickly restore key infrastructure in 23 newly-liberated cities and districts in Anbar, Ninewa, Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk provinces.
He explained that the project carried out more than 95% of the “total projects to restore stability through the local private sector, which employs local labor.