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Grave concern


In response to the letter by Dr Ala Sainak's (NCE last week) regarding the rebuilding of Iraq, I find his description of grave construction for the 'massacred' children and innocent men and women of Iraq uncalled for and, as is proved by my decision to respond, very inflammatory.

There is no place for this narrow mentality within our profession, especially from someone I would assume to be above flippant remarks.

Surely the article he refers to outlines the commitment that the industry has worldwide to rebuild an infrastructure that has been neglected by the current regime, and to improve standards of health, education and lifestyle for the whole population of Iraq. Now is the time to plan to allow work to progress at the best possible speed once the war is over.

We should never stop looking to the future as without vision and forethought, where would civil engineering be now?

Darren Salmons, Carl Bro, dps@carlbro. com

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