IRAQ: New projects in Nineveh Governorate; Chaldean–Syriac-Assyrian families to soon return to Mosul

NINEVEH, MOSUL, Iraq — In a press conference, Nineveh Governor Najm al-Jubouri announced that he had obtained the approval of the Council of Ministers to convert the lands of Ghazlani camp into residential and investment areas.

Al-Jubouri stated that Nineveh Governorate and the Mosul Municipality will prepare modern technical designs for the Ghazlani lands and allocate lands for residential complexes beginning in July. He expressed his hopes that the new projects will help alleviate the city’s housing crisis.

Al-Jubouri stated that other new projects will also be implemented, including the reconstruction of bridges and roads throughout the governorate.

In other news, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Mor Louis Raphaël I Sako, during a Mass held at Mor Bulos Church in Mosul, stated that coexistence is the basis for respect for every human and citizen and is a recognition that those different than ourselves are deserving of rights.

The Patriarch added that the Mass was held to pray for Iraq and the people of Mosul.

“About 70 families of the [Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people will soon return to Mosul,” he stated. “They were displaced due to the terrorist control of areas in Mosul.”