Essential infrastructure work to safeguard the local community
30th June 2022
Supporting Communities

Supported by the Rumaila Social Welfare Fund, new box culverts have been installed on an important market road at Abu Sukhair, located on the banks of the Shatt Al-Arab river, to ensure safer travel through the area.

This new infrastructure, which allows for the effective draining of water, was required to manage the water levels of nearby canals and help to prevent flooding of residential homes during the rainy season, ensuring the safety of the local community. As the old, existing structure was causing traffic blockages, residents at Abu Sukhair will now benefit from reduced traffic and safer travel through the area.

Colleagues including community relations members and engineering staff worked collaboratively to successfully replace the previously damaged box culverts which had become buried and inefficient. The project was completed safely, with minimal disruption to the local community.

“It’s a privilege to be able to serve the people of this region,” Haider Al-Najem, Social Welfare and Public Relations Manager commented, adding, “My thanks to everyone involved in this project for their dedication and perseverance. I look forward to continuing to work together to make the Social Welfare Fund’s vision a reality and support the people who call this area home.”

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