With a population of over 7 million, efforts are continuing to improve Baghdad's image for the benefit of its residents and the country as a whole. The following projects were announced in August for Baghdad:
$500 million will be spent on building 15 new bridges to improve traffic flow
A major new road is to be built connecting the capital with Turkey
An $86 million contract has been awarded to upgrade the water supply
The third phase of the $250 million Nahrawan industrial complex is soon to be launched
The National Investment Commission (NIC) announced a new opportunity to build 20,000 houses at al-Dabash.