Building Under Fire ….. One Year Later Iraq Reconstruction CPI 13 Sept 05 The True Story Source: Coalition Provisional Authority Factory workers celebrate June 28 th , 2004, the handover of power to Iraqis two days early The Perfect Challenge Rebuild a country’s infrastructure . . .
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Source: Coalition Provisional AuthorityFactory workers celebrate June 28th, 2004, the handover of power to Iraqis two days early
Rebuild a country’s infrastructure . . .
The United Nations and World Bank estimated in 2003 that
the cost to repair the infrastructure of Iraq after 30 years of
neglect under Saddam, sanctions since 1991, and looting
during the war, would be $56.1 billion.
The United States is contributing $18.44 billion to this effort –
the country’s largest donation ever to a reconstruction effort
The remaining gap in funding required will come from donor
nations and revenue generated by Iraq.
Source: United Nations/World Bank Joint Iraq Needs Assessment, Oct 03
2) To boost Iraqi employment
3) To build capacity
Revised in August and October 2004
July, 2004: Iraqi troops in formation at dedication of Al-Kasik military base which could house 6,000 troops (part of US-led reconstruction funding)
Much accomplished in spite of challenges!
Benchmark this to the Marshall Plan!
Bottom line – Truly a bright future