In co-operation with the Chinese state-owned construction corporation PowerChina, Koop International has signed a contract for the construction of 14 school buildings near Najaf and Babylon. This contract being a part one of two agreements between PowerChina and Koop to build a total of 44 schools in Iraq.
This project is a part of an agreement between Chinese state-owned companies and the government of Iraq to build 1,000 school buildings in Iraq.
The government of Iraq stated in 2020 that is planning to build a total of 7,000 schools to fix the shortage it currently has in the country.
The construction of the schools has recently started and is set to be completed within one year.
Three types of school buildings are being built, which are destined to be intermediate/secondary schools, varying between 12, 18 and 24 classrooms.
The schools are modeled by the Iraqi government and have multiple storeys, all the necessary functional utilities, rooms and leisure space.