Najaf and Karbala are cities holy to Muslim Shiites around the world.
“Najaf suffers from an acute housing crisis,” the governor said.
He said housing was in such shortage that residents were camping or squatting illegally on private or state-owned land.
The governor did not say whether he had signed any contracts during his visit or whether the Indian firms would come to Iraq despite insecurity.
However, Najaf has a special status in the government and is given preferential treatment in budget allocations.
Kallal said the low-priced houses to be built by the Indian firms will be given to low-income families who do not own a house.(Source)Saadoun al-Jaberi,Azzaman