On 8 October 2020, the restoration and paving of the old Erbil-Kirkuk road has started under the VNG International LOGOReP II project in Kurdish Iraq. The road links the city of Qushtapa with two refugee camps (Iranian refugee camp and a Syrian refugee camp). The connection between the city and the camp is considered a vital element to attract further investment and the commencement of the construction work is a milestone for further development in the Erbil region.
The building of the road contributes to LOGOReP’s broader purpose of connecting humanitarian aid and longer-term development. Other goals of LOGOReP II include increased access of host populations, internally displaced persons and refugees to basic services and job opportunities. LOGOReP II is implemented jointly with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and it cooperates with the Ministry of Municipalities in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq (KRI), the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, as well as the Ministries of Planning and Interior.