Iraq: New U.S. Plan Emphasizes Work for Local Firms

February 2007
ENR: Engineering News-Record;2/5/2007, Vol. 258 Issue 5, p10
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The article focuses on the revised Iraq reconstruction plan of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush, which shifted about 80 percent of U.S.-funded work to Iraqi firms. According to David M. Satterfield, Department of State coordinator for Iraq, the U.S. is getting out of the reconstruction business in Iraq. A main emphasis of the revised plan is Provincial Reconstruction Teams, the groups led by the State Department which provide small loans and other assistance to create jobs.


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