UAE bankrolls water treatment facility in Iraq in bid to restore stability

Al Qubba Water Treatment Plant will cover the needs of 75% of the people living in the Nineveh Governorate, east Mosul.

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The UAE has provided humanitarian and development aid to Iraq worth $716m since 2014.
The UAE has provided humanitarian and development aid to Iraq worth $716m since 2014.

The UAE has funded a water treatment facility in Iraq as part of a wider bid to restore stability in the country.

The Al Qubba Water Treatment Plant will cover the needs of 75% of the people living in the Nineveh Governorate, east Mosul, reaching 750,000 individuals.

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The project has been undertaken in co-operation with local government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

State-held news agency Wam reports that the station is one of 23 projects implemented by the UNDP in Iraq, costing $60million.

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The projects aim to restore local infrastructure and social facilities in the areas of health, electricity, water and housing, as well as provide job opportunities, build national capacities, empower women, develop local markets, and encourage refugees to return to their homes.

The UAE has provided humanitarian and development aid to Iraq worth $716m since 2014.

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