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MNF, Local Contractors Work to Improve Northern Iraq Infrastructure

Mosul, Iraq -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), are working with local-based companies on various construction projects.

Soldiers of the 133 Engineer Combat Battalion, with Mosul-based contractors, are working to improve roadways on more than 104,000 square meters of roads in different locations throughout Mosul.

The total cost is $2.25 million with 810 jobs created. The roads were previously asphalt and in poor condition. In conjunction with this work, the groups will add concrete surface drainage cross gutters. The total cost is $250,000 with another 90 jobs created.

Another project the 133 ECB Soldiers and Mosul-based contractors are working on is in Nineveh, constructing an environmental test center called the Environmental Directorate Complex. The $650,000 project has created 234 jobs.

Altogether the work being done has created 1,134 jobs and will cost more than $3 million.

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