Why did the government deliberately stop the implementation of the Baghdad metro project?
Baghdad - Journal News
The economic expert Mohammed al-Hassani on Thursday the federal government responsible for disrupting the implementation of the Baghdad Metro project, although the project is important and will reduce many of the problems as well as economic.
Al-Hassani said that "the idea of the project was raised in the eighties of the last century, but previous successive governments argue that the lack of funds and bureaucracy prevented its implementation," noting that "the project was a metro line in Baghdad, Iraq, cost about $ 1.5 billion funded by" .
He said a member of the Services Committee in the Baghdad Provincial Council, Hassoun al-Rubaie that many reasons prevent the implementation of the project Metro Baghdad and the train suspended, although the projects are important for the capital because they will reduce the traffic congestion and make the movement of traffic high.
Al-Rubaie said that "the Baghdad Metro project was launched in the years 2007, 2009 and 2010 and was completed designs, and was supposed to be implemented by a French investment company, but we were surprised recently that the project transformed from investment to government funding."
He added that "the financial crisis that hit the country led to the disruption of this project and many strategic projects because it costs the state expensive money." He was supposed to refer the project to investment similar to the countries of the region.
The planned route will be able to transport 30,000 passengers per hour and will be 22 kilometers long and will include 14 stations linking the north and center of the capital, which will ease the congestion in Baghdad.
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