Military Training Complex in Iraq Awarded

Published March 1, 2012

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District has awarded a $23.8 million contract to an Iraqi firm to construct the second phase of a military training complex in Al Harthiya, Baghdad, Iraq.

The contract, awarded Feb. 28, supports the operations of the Iraq Ministry of Defense. It includes housing complexes, offices, dining facility, medical clinic, interior roads and utilities. USACE, under the now deactivated Gulf Region Division, completed the first phase of the project in 2009.

The construction period is two years.

The contract was awarded through the Foreign Military Sales program, which is the U.S. government's program for transferring defense articles, services and training to other sovereign nations and international organizations. The program's goal is to further national security and foreign policy objectives by strengthening bilateral defense relations with allied nations. Countries approved to participate in this program may pay with their own national funds or with funds provided through U.S. government-sponsored assistance programs. Iraq is funding this training complex.

The Middle East District's Iraq Area Office will oversee construction.

The Middle East District provides engineering, construction and related services in the Middle East, Central Asia and other areas. Its work includes designing and constructing facilities for use by U.S. forces, performing engineering activities for other U.S. government and foreign agencies, and providing operations and maintenance services for various customers. In addition, the District provides project management, engineering, contracting and support services to USACE districts in Afghanistan.

Release no. 13-083