Accession Number : ADA514178


Title :   Abu Ghraib Dairy, Abu Ghraib, Iraq


Corporate Author : SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a514178.pdf


Report Date : 14 Jan 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : The overall objective of this $3.4 million Iraq Freedom Fund project was to rebuild the Iraqi State Company for Dairy Products - Abu Ghraib Dairy factory's production capability, satisfy the local market, and support the Ministry of Education's school nutrition program of providing Iraqi school children with pasteurized milk. Equipment to reconstitute powdered milk, purchased by the then-Saddam Hussein government in 2002, had been sitting idle because the Iraqi the State Company for Dairy Products did not have the funding to construct a building to house and operate the equipment. A cooperative agreement, funded by the U.S. Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), to construct a building and to set up and operate the milk line equipment was entered into by the Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan and the State Company for Dairy Products. SIGIR's review disclosed that the contractor's design drawings lacked significant details for water supply and treatment and sewage treatment. In addition, SIGIR identified significant deficiencies in the building's structural integrity. On 12 April 2009, SIGIR visited the project site, which was approximately 30% complete. SIGIR observed construction deficiencies, such as inadequately protected anchor bolts, improper concrete masonry construction, poorly constructed floor slab, and deformation of several of the roof trusses. SIGIR immediately brought these concerns to the attention of TFBSO representatives who promptly engaged the services of the Gulf Region Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide oversight of the contractor's corrective actions. The Gulf Region Division is determining the acceptability of proposed corrective actions and verifying implementation.


Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL PLANTS , *MILK , *CONSTRUCTION , CONTRACTED SERVICES , FOOD PROCESSING , BUILDINGS , IRAQ


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE