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Army restores Basra infrastructure

ROYAL ENGINEERS working to restore critical infrastructure in the British-controlled Basra region are making swift progress.

The three main power stations supplying Basra are now repaired, and the city's electricity and water supplies have been restored to preconflict levels.

The seaway into Um Qasr is also being dredged to take larger vessels. The railway line from the town to Basra, which had not been working for many years, is now running and plans are in hand to re-open the line all the way to Baghdad.

Work has been speeded by the discovery that many water treatment works had been strategically shut down by the Iraqi military ahead of the allied attacks.

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