PM receives update on infrastructure projects

Sudani enlists engineers’ union to audit projects in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, September 16 — Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani announced on Saturday that the government will enlist the engineers’ union to audit projects in Baghdad before their implementation. The announcement was made during a meeting of the Service and Engineering Effort Team.

A statement from Sudani’s press office said:

Prime Minister Mr. Mohammed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani chaired a meeting of the Service and Engineering Effort Team today, Saturday, in the presence of the Chairman of the Advisors’ Authority in the Office of the Prime Minister.

During the meeting, the work plan for 2023 and its projects in Baghdad governorate were discussed, including the rehabilitation of residential areas and the execution of the proposed plan for water, sewage, and road projects in Baghdad. These projects are aimed at informal settlements within the municipalities of Al-Sadr First, Al-Sadr Second, Al-Sha’la, Al-Shaab, Al-Rashid, Al-Dora, Al-Ghadeer, Al-Kadhimiya, New Baghdad, Al-Karrada, as well as the Municipal Laboratories Department and the Municipal Department in Bub Al-Sham.

Prime Minister Al-Sudani was briefed on the overall status of service and engineering projects in Baghdad goverorate and reviewed the funding status for the team from the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Public Municipalities. He issued necessary directives regarding these projects.

He emphasized that the current plan targets informal settlements, with systematic planning and aims to provide various forms of services, especially as these areas are densely populated and have suffered from inadequate services for many years.

Prime Minister Al-Sudani mandated the need to audit the work plan for Baghdad governorate by the consulting office of the engineers’ union before commencing the work. He also urged the team to exert more effort in serving citizens, emphasizing the removal of all obstacles hindering their work.