BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's electricity production jumped more than 10 percent in roughly the first six months of 2008 compared to the same period a year ago, the director of energy operations for coalition forces said Sunday.
Iraqi authorities have taken advantage of the recent decline in violence to repair damaged power stations and begin building new infrastructure, Brig. Carew Wilks said at a news conference in Baghdad's Green Zone.
Insurgent activity had done a great deal to hamper improvements in Iraq's infrastructure. The success of the surge will finally make Iraq attractive enough for foreign investment. The Iraqi people will benefit.Nice to see the Associated Press associated with some good news.