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United Nations Office of the Iraq Programme oil for food 26 June 2001 Dear all Funny that it's me who keeps posting holds information, given our emphasis on de-emphasising this issue... SUMMARY 1) Holds on more 1051 goods lifted, but holds rise to $3.2bn. 2) Supplies valued at $11.1 billion, including over $1 billion worth of oil spare parts and equipment, were in production and delivery pipeline. Full text of OIP Weekly update (16 - 22 June 2001) at http://www.un.org/Depts/oip/latest/wu26June01.html Excerpt: Despite the 661 Committee’s further release from hold of four additional humanitarian supply contracts on the condition of close end-use monitoring by the United Nations observers in Iraq, which contain “1051 list” items, the total value of contracts placed on hold by the Committee rose slightly last week. It now stands at $3.2 billion, still representing 14.7 per cent of the value of all contracts circulated to the Committee. The released contracts were for sewage pipes, foot-and-mouth disease vaccine and intelligent pigging. Altogether during the week, the Committee released from hold 24 contracts worth $45.5 million, while placing holds on 37 new contracts valued at $98.6 million. A single contract for the purchase of 2,500 computers for the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research was among the new contracts put on hold by the Committee. The computers are on the “1051 list”. Requests for additional technical information remained the most frequently cited reason by the Committee for putting a contract on hold. Currently, there are 1,302 contracts on hold, 868 of which worth $2.78 billion are for humanitarian supplies and 434 worth $421 million for oil industry spare parts and equipment. ... Also, supplies valued at $11.1 billion, including over $1 billion worth of oil spare parts and equipment, were in production and delivery pipeline. Milan Rai Joint Coordinator, Voices in the Wilderness UK firstname.lastname@example.org 29 Gensing Road, St Leonards on Sea East Sussex UK TN38 0HE Phone/fax 0845 458 9571 local rate within UK Phone/fax 44 1424 428 792 from outside UK Pager 07623 746 462 Voices website http://viwuk.freeserve.co.uk -------- End of forwarded message -------- -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk