13 November 2007

Infrastructure Reports From MNF-Iraq

We are slowly starting to see reports in the MSM of the successes that are being achieved in Iraq, but more information is always available from the MNF-Iraq website. Here are some of MNF-Iraq's Freedom Facts about the Iraqi infrastructure from September.

Electrical Production
In August, electrical production of megawatts exceeded 5,000 for 25 days – producing enough power for approximately 450,000 homes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division is helping the Government of Iraq jumpstart its electrical infrastructure by infusing more than $4 billion dollars into the nation's system. More than 500 electrical projects have been completed thus far in areas of generation, transmission and distribution.

Since January 2007, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division Logistics Center has monitored 4,191 convoys; 44,457 cargo vehicles; and 1,734 rail missions.

Oil Projects
The Gulf Region Division has met its oil projects goals by increasing crude oil infrastructure capacity to 3 million barrels per day; increasing the natural gas infrastructure capacity to 800 million standard cubic feet per day; and increasing the LPG (cooking gas) infrastructure capacity to 3,000 tons per day. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budget invested $1.7 billion in Iraq's oil infrastructure.

Primary Healthcare Centers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division is constructing 142 Primary Healthcare Centers - worth more than $132 million – across Iraq. Currently, 73 clinics are completed and 23 are open and seeing upwards of 350 patients a day. The program, which is 96 percent complete, is expected to close out in January 2008.
There is a lot of good happening in Iraq and Afghanistan. Keep supporting our Troops and the amazing job that they are doing.


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