Iraqi government allocated about $118.7 millions for the southern province of Missan in its supplementary budget for calendar year 2008, a local official said on Thursday.
“The allocations would provide big projects, such as, building schools, purchasing equipment for al-Bazargan oilfields and to pave new roads and streets,”Ali Kadhim, deputy chief of Missan’s local council, told Aswat al-Iraq.
The board presidency approved the supplementary budget for calendar year of 2008 in September after its endorsement by the Iraqi parliament last August.
Missan, 390 km south Baghdad, is a border and oil-rich province and has suffered suffering from years of deprivation under former governments.
(Voices of Iraq)