"Food: 3.3 million metric tons of food has entered Iraq. The CPA has purchased local Iraqi harvests, including 450,000 metric tons of Iraqi wheat and
more than 300,000 metric tons of Iraqi barley.
Public Health: All 240 hospitals in Iraq and more than 1,200 clinics are open. More than $210 million (U.S.) was approved in 2003 for the Iraqi
Ministry of Health for pharmaceutical supplies and equipment, basic health care services, medical equipment and power generators for hospitals.
(Saddam's regime spent only $13 million for health care in 2002.) Public health spending is 26 times higher than the amount spent during Saddam's
reign. Doctors' salaries are at least eight times what they were under Saddam. More than 90% of all Iraqi children now receive routine
Water & Sanitation: Two-thirds of potable water production in Iraq has been restored. Three Baghdad sewage treatment plants will be rehabilitated by
October 2004. The rehabilitated plants will treat nearly 800 million liters a day, benefiting 3.5 million people . The Sharkh Dijlah water treatment
plant is being rehabilitated and expanded to add 225,000 cubic meters a day to Baghdad's potable water supply by summer 2004. At al Hillah Wastewater
Treatment Plant civil restoration is 10 percent complete. In the south, work has begun on 12 of 14 water treatment plants, and 80 percent of the 250
pumps have been delivered.
Electricity: Power generation surpassed 4,400 megawatts of electricity in late 2003. Six months prior, the country could barely generate 300
megawatts. Iraq and Jordan have set up a joint long-term project to construct an electrical distribution grid the two countries will share.
Telecommunications: There are now more than 900,000 telephone subscribers and 225,000 wireless subscribers in Iraq -- a 10% higher subscription rate
than before the war.
Economy: Average crude oil production has reached 2.5 million barrels per day; since June 2003 oil sales have generated more than $5 billion in
revenue for Iraqi reconstruction. Iraq's new central bank is fully independent, and banks are making loans to finance businesses. More than 95
percent of all pre-war bank customers have service. In October 2003 the new Iraqi dinar went into circulation, providing a unified currency for all of
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