Emergency Grant Assistance for Iraq's Reconstruction

January 16, 2004

As part of a total of 1.5 billion dollar grant assistance for Iraq's reconstruction, the Government of Japan has decided to implement the following projects:

  1. The Project for Provision of Police Vehicles


    (1) Recipient: Ministry of Interior
    (2) Amount: 3.099 billion yen (about 29 million dollars)
    (3) Outline: This project will provide the Ministry of Interior with 620 police vehicles to be deployed in 27 cities through the Iraqi Police Service and the Department of Border Enforcement. Twenty vehicles will be deployed to Samawa through the Iraqi Police Service. Japan will also provide equipment to two vehicle maintenance workshops in Baghdad.

  2. School Rehabilitation Project

    (1) Implementing Agency: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
    (2) Amount: A total of USD 6,096,268 (app. JPY 652 million)
    (3) Project Summary: This project is intended to provide an appropriate educational environment for children by rehabilitating 271 schools in Basra, Samawa, Nashiria, and Amarra. The rehabilitation includes exterior, civil engineering and electrical work, improvement of water/hygienic facilities, and school furniture/equipment. It is expected that the project can create new job opportunities to about 1,000-1,500 people a day.


  3. Community Rehabilitation Project

    (1) Implementing Agency: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
    (2) Amount: A total of USD 2,711,949 (app. JPY 290 million)
    (3) Project Summary: This project is intended to rehabilitate a total of 3,000 damaged houses and/or community facilities in Baghdad, Samawa, and Kirkuk. Beneficiaries will be selected from vulnerable groups particularly from households headed by women who have lost their husband from war or other political conflicts or suffer from other hardship. The project will also improve community neighborhood through rehabilitation of infrastructure such as electricity, water supply, drainage, and streets. It is expected that the project can create job opportunities for about 700-800 people a day.

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