Kuwait is expected to receive large offers to complete the projects prepared by the Iraqi government in the liberated provinces and other provinces where development opportunities have been blocked because of the war on terrorism.
“More than 2,000 companies and businessmen will participate in the conference, where Iraqi officials will present their huge project,” said Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid al-Jarallah.
“The first day will be dedicated to the institutions of society, while the second day will be devoted entirely to the private sector, while the last day will be the announcement of the financial contributions of the participating countries.”
“The task is enormous,” said Peter Hawkins, the UNICEF representative in Iraq. “If everyone focuses on Mosul, the country’s second largest city, the capital of the so-called” caliphate “of ISIS, Historical hill of rubble, we must not forget that other provinces such as Anbar, Diyala and Salahuddin also suffered from wars. ”
“Housing is the main element, because 19 percent of the total destruction of the country has taken place in this sector, so more than 2.6 million people are still displaced,” said Irfan Ali, director of the United Nations Housing Program in Iraq.
“At a time when the war was going on northward, the south of the country was spending huge cuts in the budget,” Hawkins said. “There are some schools that take students two or three times a day.”
In order to build, rehabilitate and stimulate “economic growth and services,” Hawkins said, the private sector should be attracted to Iraqis, who have almost one-quarter of them less than $ 2 a day, access to health, education, social security and water resources.