The contracts committee in Wassit referred 19 projects on Monday to the sewage department to be implemented by local companies within 2008 projects to develop provinces, a media source said.
“The services projects will cost 10.837 billion Iraqi dinars within projects to develop provinces in 2008,” Thamer Abd al-Saheb told Aswat al-Iraq - Voices of Iraq - (VOI).
“The projects are divided into four groups; implementing networks and sewer stations (11 projects), preparing studies and designs for networks and stations (2 projects), establishing buildings and offices for the department (3 projects), and the fourth group includes projects to prepare sewer pipelines (3 projects),” he added.
Wassit, 180 km south of Baghdad, is in the east of the country. Its name comes from the Arabic word meaning "middle," as it lies along the Tigris about midway between Baghdad and Basra.
Its major cities include the capital, Kut, and al-Hayy. Prior to 1976 it was known as Kut Province.
(Voices of Iraq)