Iraq awards contract for repairing major dam

February 2, 2016 11:45 AM

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BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials say an Italian company has been awarded a contract to overhaul and maintain the Mosul dam in the country's north, days after the top U.S. general in Iraq warned of its possible collapse.

Government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi told The Associated Press the Cabinet awarded the contract to Italy's Trevi group Tuesday. He had no precise figure for the contract's value.

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