Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 11:44 GMT
Erbil Governorate to relocate

A supervising engineer at the site of Erbil Governorate's new building, Erbil, October 1, 2012./GLOBE PHOTO/Safin Hamidc

The Kurdish Globe

The new building of Erbil governorate, which is now under construction, is located on the 60 meter ring road of Erbil, couple of hundred meters from the Parliament and the Ministerial Council buildings.

The project is built on a 32,000 square meter of land and the budget of the project is IQD 36 billion (approximately US$ 30 million.)

A Turkish construction company is implementing the project and it has already completed 30% of the project.

The supervising engineer of the project says the building has 5 floors and consists of 200 rooms and a number of conference and meeting halls as well as a cafeteria.

Nizar Omar, Director of Erbil's Parks, says after the old building is evacuated, it will be destroyed and the place will be turned into a park.

The current building is located in the center of the city right next to the Erbil Citadel. The place is no longer very convenient for governorate due to the heavy traffic and lack of sufficient parking area for the thousands of people visiting the governorate on a daily basis.