UAE's water treatment plant in Mosul, Iraq to help 750,000 people
The plant is one of 23 projects worth $60m (AED220m) being implemented by the UAE and the UNDP in the region
The UAE launched the Al Qubba Water Treatment Plant in east Mosul, Iraq, as one of 23 projects being implemented in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at a cost of $60m (AED220m) in an effort to restore stability in key cities in the country.
According to state news agency, Wam, the plant is one of the largest in the Nineveh Governorate and will cover the needs of 75% of the region’s population, benefitting 750,000 individuals.
The governor of Mosul and UNDP officer of Northern Iraq Governorates Projects, Mansour Marid, attended the launch of the water treatment plant and thanked the UAE for its support.
The UAE’s key projects in the region, which aim to restore local infrastructure and social facilities in the health, electricity, water, and housing sectors, are expected to benefit 1.2m people.
These projects will also create job opportunities, build national capacities, empower women, develop local markets, and encourage refugees to return to their homes.
The UAE has provided humanitarian and development aid to Iraq worth $716m (AED2.63bn) from 2014 to October 2019.