A local company has initiated a project to rehabilitate Diwaniya's southern entrance at a total cost of 4 billion Iraqi dinars (1 U.S. dollar= 1,119 Iraqi dinars), the province's governor assistant for technical affairs said on Saturday.
"The completion period of the project is 330 days," Engineer Hazem Omran told Aswat al-Iraq- Voices of Iraq- (VOI).
"The Diwaniya-Afak entrance is a significant project because it represents one of the main faces of the city. It is also a key entrance for those coming from southern provinces," Omran explained.
Meanwhile, the engineer supervising the project, Hussein Kate', told VOI that the entrance street is 1 km long and 11 m wide. Work will also include two side streets, which are 6-7 m wide each, he added.
Diwaniya, the capital city of Diwaniya province, lies 180 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
(Voices of Iraq)