Reconstructing Ninewa schools projects kicks off

NINEWA – The education directorate in Ninewa province started on Tuesday the reconstructing schools project in the province at a cost of 63 billion Iraqi dinars after receiving the amounts allocated for that purpose, an official source said.

“The buildings department at the directorate started the reconstruction operations of the Ninewa schools within the 2008 plan to develop the province at a cost of 63 billion Iraqi dinars to upgrade the educational infrastructure,” the source, who asked not to be named, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI).

Meanwhile, the source said that the number of nominees for appointments in the directorate registered 3837.

Mosul, the capital city of Ninewa, lies 405 km north of Baghdad.

The original city of Mosul stands on the west bank of the Tigris River, opposite the ancient biblical city of Nineveh on the east bank, but the metropolitan area has now grown to encompass substantial areas on both banks, with five bridges linking the two sides.

Despite having an amount of Kurdish population, it does not form part of the area controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

The fabric Muslin, long manufactured here, is named for this city. Another historically important product of the area is Mosul marble.

The city is also a historic center for the Nestorian Christianity of the Assyrians, containing the tombs of several Old Testament prophets such as Jonah, Yunus in Arabic, and Nahum.

© Aswat Aliraq 2008