During a tour to the province

Al-Sudani announces nearly $420 million in infrastructure projects in Najaf

NAJAF – During a visit to Najaf province, Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani announced the launch of public service and infrastructure projects worth 550 billion Iraqi dinars (approximately $420 million), including sewage systems, roads, transportation, and hospital projects across the southern province.

He reviewed government projects planned for Najaf, emphasizing their role in driving development, creating jobs, and meeting citizens’ aspirations. He affirmed the government’s commitment to parallel development across all provinces as part of the plan to improve public services across various sectors.

Al-Sudani also met with local security officials and stressed Najaf’s importance due to its religious, historical, social, cultural, and civilizational significance.  He called for enhancing the technical and field capabilities of the province’s security forces.

“The security work must go hand in hand with the reconstruction and development campaign in Iraq,” the prime minister said, urging the highest levels of readiness to preserve the province’s security and stability. He also instructed security forces to interact respectfully with citizens to reflect a positive image of the state and its security apparatus.

Later on Thursday evening, Al-Sudani met with Najaf’s parliamentary representatives, the governor, and provincial council members. He emphasized the importance of integrated service efforts and infrastructure development between the federal and local governments, aligning with the government’s program and legislative efforts.

The prime minister highlighted the ongoing focus on completing stalled projects and urged local governments to prioritize this to create a robust infrastructure that could spur economic and service advancements in Najaf.

Al-Sudani directed a delegation of deputy ministers and general directors to visit Najaf next week to devise practical solutions for the province’s issues. Al-Sudani has prioritized provincial tours as part of his government’s mission to provide public services and enhance infrastructure.