Iraq plans to implement a project linking the skyscraper with Saudi Arabia and trains to three countries
The General Company of Iraqi Railways of the Ministry of Transport, Tuesday, to determine the coordinates of the implementation of the railway project between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, while confirmed the preparation of an expanded plan to resume trains to Turkey, Iran and Syria.
"The coordination committees (Iraqi - Saudi), the transport, the border ports and the ports, headed by the Minister of Transport Kazim Al - Alami, have started to define the initial route of the linking project," Salam Jabor Saloum, the company 's director general, said in an interview with Al - A railway line from the Samawa station towards the border with Saudi Arabia, "noting that" it was commissioned engineers and surveyors were identified points coordinates and specifications and technical requirements, and they confirmed for their part that the project is feasible. "
"The company is preparing to implement the project linking the center of the province of Basra with the Shalamjah area of 32 km through investment," adding that "the Iranian side adopted the preparation of the design and the establishment of a bridge on the Shatt al-Arab."
He pointed out that "there are several Iranian companies want to invest and there are meetings during the next period in this regard, as well as the identification of the Iraqi railway company, the design and the point of linkage across the Mundhiriyah."
Salloum noted that "the Department of Studies and Design has prepared the necessary maps for the implementation of the project linking with Turkey on the line (Mosul - Duhok - Zakho), which will pass through the northern provinces," noting that "these maps were handed to the Turkish side with the designs prepared by a Czech company" .
Salloum pointed out that "there is a current link in the field of international transport from the area of Rabia to the Syrian region of Syria and then to Qamishli and other provinces," stressing that "there are discussions with the Director General of the Syrian rail and waiting for an improved situation to resume the transfer again, And then to Deir al-Zour. "