Tarmiya Qada conducts ground breaking ceremony

Blackanthem Military News, CAMP TAJI, Iraq, April 16, 2006 11:42


Sheik Saeed Jassim, Qada chairman, poses with members of the Tarmiya Qada as they prepare to break ground on a new wing to the Tarmiya medical clinic. The new wing will contain an operating room and a birthing room.(U.S. Army photo by Maj. David Olson, 1st BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div.)

Members of the Tarmiya Qada (city council) conducted a short ceremony to mark the ground-breaking of a new wing for the Tarmiya medical clinic north of Baghdad April 12.

Eight Qada members watched a front-end loader break ground on the project to add a new operating room and a birthing room to the Tarmiya medical clinic.

The project, valued at $200,000, is scheduled for completion Sept. 1, said Maj. Herb Joliat, civil military officer, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. A local construction company was awarded the contract to build the new wing, which means the money will remain in the local area to boost the economy and provide local citizens work.

"Great things are happening here! I want to improve the city," said Sheik Saeed Jassim, the Qada leader. "I want these projects to get started so the city can prosper.

"The people are now happier with the security situation. What’s next is making the medical center bigger," he continued. "We’ll add an operating room and a birthing room. We are also building roads in addition to other projects for the city."


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