Tuesday, 14 November 2017 15:22

Collaboration between The United Nations Human Settlements Programme and the Ministry of Planning to launch a Data Platform for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Projects

Baghdad, 6 November 2017 – During the visit of Dr. Aisa Kacyra Kirabo the UN Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme to Iraq, the Ministry of Planning signed with UN-Habitat a letter of intent to launch a data platform for recovery, reconstruction and resilience projects.

Within the event, the Deputy Executive Director stated that “the Programme undertakes numerous contributions to support the efforts of the Iraqi Government for the recovery and reconstruction in the liberated areas from the terrorist group (ISIL), and in addition to providing housing and urban recovery projects in the damaged areas and in a complimentary approach, UN-Habitat supports the polices and tools needed to carry out the national plan for reconstruction through the agreement with the Ministry of Planning to launch the data platform for recovery, reconstruction and resilience in Iraq”.

On his side, the Technical Deputy Minister of Planning Dr. Maher Hamad Juhan, clarified that “the signature of this document as a joint effort between the Ministry of planning represented by its sectorial departments and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme to launch the data platform that will offer comprehensive information about the projects and clear image on the monitoring mechanisms of reconstruction projects, in addition to depicting prospects of destruction in the affected areas aiming at identifying the activities and their geographic distribution at the sectorial level” . Dr. Juhan added that “the destruction of Infrastructure in Iraq is unprecedented therefore we need to build a monitoring mechanism for the projects and set clear priorities for implementation”

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Alan Miran
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