29 July 2003
Items Destined for Iraq Total $2.5 billion
meetings of UN and Iraqi experts and CPA advisors following the
adoption of Security Council resolution 1483 (22 May), have so far
produced a list of 1,612 prioritized contracts valued at almost $2.5
billion for early delivery. The contracts contain items considered
by all parties to have “relative utility” based on preliminary
assessments of Iraq’s needs.
relevant UN agencies and programmes are working directly with the
suppliers concerned to amend the contracts and expedite shipments.
to the list this week are 116 contracts worth almost $358 million
for the agriculture sector and 10 contracts valued at $23.6 million
for the education sector. The agricultural items include machinery,
vehicles, irrigation equipment, pesticides, animal feed and
veterinary supplies. Items for the education sector include school
buses, printing paper and ink.
Additional information is available from the website
of the Office of the Iraq Programme. For further information
please contact Ian Steele email: firstname.lastname@example.org