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February 16, 2004
Release Number: 04-02-32


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AL ANBAR RECEIVES FUNDING FOR INFASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

AR RAMADI, Iraq - Rural communities located near here received more than $104,000 for two water enhancement projects Saturday. One of the projects will provide a source of fresh water to approximately 30,000 residents and will employ 150 people.

Additional funding was also approved to emplace highway checkpoints outside Haswah, Lutifiyah, Iskandariah, and Eskan. The checkpoints will support the efforts of the Iraqi Security Forces in the Northern Babil Province. Civil affairs personnel working with 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division supported this effort with a payment of $13,000 from the Commander's Emergency Relief Program.

Funds were also approved to build a new addition to the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps office in Rutba. Specifically, the addition will house firearms. Rutba now has a fully trained, equipped and manned company of ICDC.

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