Friday, December 17, 2004

Rehabilitation of Iraq's Sweet Water Canal Completed, USAID Says

The US Department of State has begun to use RSS for news releases and other information.  I picked it up from one of Dave Winer’s recent blogs.  There is the link for the 12 latest USDOS feeds.  I’m glad to see the government using RSS for communication.  It makes it easier to get the kinds of information I want, organized the way I want it.

The below little clip isn’t sensational, but it’s representative of the “good news” that goes unreported almost daily by the mainstream media.  I mean, seriously, 13 water-treatment plants provide fresh water to a lot of people.  I can only imagine what would happen here in Kosovo if the US  Government sunk that kind of money into our infrastructure.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that the $23 million rehabilitation of southern Iraq's Sweet Water Canal was successfully completed. According to a USAID press release, the cleansing and repair of the 149-mile waterway also refurbishes 13 water-treatment plants including a pumping station that sends water from the canal's reservoir to residential, commercial and agricultural users throughout the Basra region of Iraq. 

[Iraq Update]

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