Japan and the UNOPS join forces to help provide services for newly liberated areas in Iraq.
Services such as renewable energy, emergency waste disposal services will be provided with this funding in three Iraqi governorates which will be funded by a US$3.1 million donation from Japan which will provide modern waste water disposal systems, information on how to better utilize debris, waste sorting and recycling. “[This project] comes at a time when Iraq is counting on its friends to recover after its battle against ISIS and after the liberation of Iraqi territories,” said Mr. Istabraq Al shook, Deputy Minister of Iraq’s Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works.
He also added, “The UN and the people of Japan and its government showed a solid commitment to stand by Iraq during critical hard times and after the crisis. Today’s closing ceremony is a testimony of this commitment. “I hope that this project helps to urgently restore basic services needed for daily lives, such as energy and waste disposal, and that the people in those liberated areas can restore and lead a stable life as quickly as possible,” said Mr. Naofumi Hashimoto, Ambassador of Japan to Iraq.