Thursday, August 30, 2007

Global War on Terror Reconstruction Report

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Regional Division, has released its Global War Reconstruction Report, and no doubt some of the report's contents will be part of the meta-report the Administration will present to the Congress on September 15.

The report documents impressive progress.

The Basra Children's Hospital, a project that had fallen woefully behind schedule late last year, is now about two-third's complete and is now ahead of schedule.

Completed GRD petroleum infrastructure projects have met goals of increasing crude oil production capacity to 3.0 million barrels per day, liquefied petroleum gas production capacity to 3,000 metric tons per day, and natural gas production capacity to 800 Standard Cubic Feet per day.

The Nasiriyah Water Supply Project is essentially complete (99%) and when it goes online, will begin serving approximately 555,000 people with sanitary potable water supply. For many of these people, it will be the first time they've ever had running water.

Excellent progress is reported in Afghanistan as well, with water supply, transportation and healthcare projects either reported to be coming on line or nearing completion.

The GWOT Reconstruction report is brief and informative.

You can get a PDF version here.

Essayons, Y'all.