Baghdad Plans Slum Redevelopment

The city of Baghdad is looking to revitalize its Sadr City slum through a $10 billion, 10-year redevelopment plan.
January 26, 2010, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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The plan will bring more than 150,000 apartments, retail areas, a university and job centers to the struggling slum area.

"The first phase of construction -- apartments ranging from 100 to 180 sq meters (1,075 to 1,940 sq feet) -- will be funded by the Iraqi government and is expected to take three to four years. The apartments are relatively large."

75,000 apartments are included in the first phase of the project.

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Published on Thursday, January 21, 2010 in Reuters
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