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ICRC works on improving access to potable water and to medical care

07-06-2006 News Release

The following was issued as a press release by the ICRC delegation in Baghdad

 Yesterday, the ICRC completed a partial rehabilitation of the R-Zero water station in Basrah and handed it over to the Directorate of Water. 25% of the lost capacity was thus restored, enabling the plant to reach a production of 4'300 m3 of water per hour.  


 It is worth mentioning that last month, the ICRC completed the rehabilitation of Bradiyah and Al-Mouhad treatment plants. ICRC engineers indicate that the three projects aim at improving the access of Basrah residents to potable water.  


 Furthermore, the ICRC completed the building of the extension (170 m2) of the primary health care centre of Al-Sangar area in Basrah. This extension will help provide better conditions for the 13'000 residents in this area; the centre deals primarily with mother and childcare as well as with dentistry care.  





 For further information, please contact:  

 Nada Doumani, ICRC – Iraq, tel: +962 777 399614