Uppbygging raks

Mrinn fjallar dag um uppbyggingu rak og stareynd a auur raka virist eiga a fla beint sji fyrirtkja sem eru hliholl Bandarskum stjrnvldum.

Um daginn vsai g Bagdad burning sem er blogg fr Bagdad. ar bendir hn hugaveran flt essu mli. Samkvmt henni er ekki hgt a sj anna en a kostnaur vi enduruppbyggingu rak muni rjka upp r llu valdi a stulausu.

The Promise and the Threat

As May was drawing to a close, his manager told him that someone from the CPA wanted the company to estimate the building costs of replacing the New Diyala Bridge on the South East end of Baghdad. He got his team together, they went out and assessed the damage, decided it wasnt too extensive, but it would be costly. They did the necessary tests and analyses (mumblings about soil composition and water depth, expansion joints and girders) and came up with a number they tentatively put forward- $300,000. This included new plans and designs, raw materials (quite cheap in Iraq), labor, contractors, travel expenses, etc.

Lets pretend my cousin is a dolt. Lets pretend he hasnt been working with bridges for over 17 years. Lets pretend he didnt work on replacing at least 20 of the 133 bridges damaged during the first Gulf War. Lets pretend hes wrong and the cost of rebuilding this bridge is four times the number they estimated- lets pretend it will actually cost $1,200,000. Lets just use our imagination.

A week later, the New Diyala Bridge contract was given to an American company. This particular company estimated the cost of rebuilding the bridge would be around- brace yourselves- $50,000,000 !!


So instead of bringing in thousands of foreign companies that are going to want billions of dollars, why arent the Iraqi engineers, electricians and laborers being taken advantage of? Thousands of people who have no work would love to be able to rebuild Iraq no one is being given a chance.

a verur eflaust leita til raka varandi uppbyggingu eftir a bi er thluta verkefnum til Bandarskra aila. g efast um a rakar fi hrri laun egar eir vinna sem undirverktakar hj Bandarskum strfyrirtkjum.