More than US$30bn is to be invested into restoration projects in Iraq. The money has been provided by governments, funds, organisations, and investors from inside and out of the Middle East. The country has revealed a decade-long reconstruction plan, with the total project costs amounting to $88.2bn. "We were hoping for more. We are not disappointed, but the amount was less than expected,” noted Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraq’s Foreign Minister, claims AFP.