The local government of Basra discussed today, Sunday, with the official of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) at the United Nations, to support and enhance the work activity of international organizations during the coming period to serve citizens in the governorate.
Media from the Office of the First Deputy Governor of Basra stated that the two sides discussed previous work carried out by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) organizations and discussed the obstacles and proposals that support the work activity of international organizations in the governorate.
The First Deputy Governor, Muhammad Al-Tamimi, said, according to the statement, “The meeting with the official of the Independent Evaluations Office at the United Nations in Iraq, Harvey Carcia, discussed a number of important topics, including United Nations support for Basra Governorate, and systematic evaluations of the United Nations Development Program’s contributions to development results.” In the governorate, and to discuss the lessons learned from the partnership with the United Nations Development Program in Iraq through its implementation of a number of important projects in the governorate, including rehabilitation and maintenance work for the Shanashil and heritage houses in Basra with the support of UNESCO and the Basra Ajmal Park project in the presidential palaces funded by the program. The United Nations Development Center, and projects to maintain water stations by the United Nations Development Center, and other projects.”
The First Deputy proposed to the Evaluations Office to hold a subsequent meeting with officials of international organizations working in Basra and with the Planning Department of the Provincial Office to determine the type of projects that will be implemented in the future to ensure that they do not overlap with projects implemented by the local government.
For his part, the official of the Independent Evaluations Office at the United Nations in Iraq welcomed the ideas put forward by the First Deputy to support the work of international organizations in the governorate, and raise the indicator of the reconstruction and construction process undertaken by the local government in Basra, and he, in turn, will submit these ideas and evaluations to the Executive Council of the United Nations Development Programme.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency