Fifth International Rebuild Iraq Exhibition under way in Jordan

Other News Materials 15 April 2008 19:03 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - Hundreds of specialized firms from 20 countries are taking part in the 5th International Rebuild Iraq Exhibition taking place in the Jordanian capital, organizers said Tuesday.

At least three German construction companies are taking part in the four-day gathering of local and international executives and officials charged with implementing reconstruction projects, said Mohammad Ziyadat, managing director of EXPO Jordan, the organizing firm.

"This year's expo, the fourth to be held in Jordan, focuses on items and materials used in construction, energy and security spheres," Ziyadat told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

"We believe that contracts signed during this event stand a better chance of being implemented, given the improved security inside Iraq," he said. Lack of protection had been the stumbling bloc to the implementation of about 600 million dollars worth of deals that were concluded during previous exhibitions, Ziyadat said.