According to Reuters, it will take at least five years and billions of dollars to restore the Iraqi Mosul.
Noureldin Qablan, deputy chairman of the council covering the surrounding Nineveh province, said that for the first six months, local authorities would focus on restoring security, water, electricity and fuel, and on the return of those displaced by the war. However, the financial issue is still open – the authorities are still were not sure where the money will come from.
Probably, the Iraqi authorities hope for the support and direct participation of Washington and its allies in the restoring process. This is proved by the fact that previously Ambassador of Iraq to the United States Fareed Yasseen appealed to the U.S. for help in restoring the country’s economy.
However, in fact, Iraq’s expectations are unlikely to be justified, since it is known that Washington has never participated in the restoration of the economy and infrastructure of countries and cities destroyed by the American troops.