One of Mosul city's main streets was inaugurated following rehabilitation work that cost 219 million Iraqi dinars, Ninewa's governor said on Wednesday.
"Halab St, one of the main streets in downtown Mosul which is close to the governorate's building, was inaugurated on Wednesday, following rehabilitation work that has been conducted under the provincial development projects for the year 2008 at a total cost of nearly $199,000," Darid Kashmoula told Aswat al-Iraq - Voices of Iraq - (VOI).
The work included tiling and sewage work, according to the governor.
Mosul, the capital city of Ninewa, lies 405 km north of Baghdad.
The original city of Mosul stands on the west bank of the Tigris River, opposite the ancient biblical city of Nineveh on the east bank, but the metropolitan area has now grown to encompass substantial areas on both banks, with five bridges linking the two sides.
Despite having an amount of Kurdish population, it does not form part of the area controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
The fabric Muslin, long manufactured in Mosul, is named for this city. Another historically important product of the area is Mosul marble.
The city is also a historic center for the Nestorian Christianity of the Assyrians, containing the tombs of several Old Testament prophets such as Jonah, Yunus in Arabic, and Nahum.
(Voices of Iraq)