|10-29-2007, 05:16 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Just read it
National Geographic January 2006 edition (Who's Winning in Iraq) by Frank Viviano and Ed Kashi .
Frank Viviano's article rightly emphasizes that construction is the most important industry in Iraqi Kurdistan. In fact the building boom started in the late 1990s thanks to the oil-for-food program. Through UN-Habitat, a vibrant construction industry emerged. The number of local contractors increased from 15 to 900 while 22,000 houses, 730 schools, and 132 health centers were built. More than 80,000 jobs were created. The "controversial" oil-for-food program should get credit for its impact in Kurdistan and its crucial support to the Builders.