Baghdad Council announces the details of the Baghdad train project suspended and the reasons for delay implementation
The Baghdad Provincial Council announced the details of the planned [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/12829/%D9%82%D8%B7%D8%A7%D8%B1 %D8%A8%D8%BA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AF %D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%82]Baghdad train[/url] project to be implemented by the consortium of French companies Alstom and Hyundai Korea, revealing the reasons behind the delayed implementation of the project.
The Chairman of the Committee for Physical and Strategic Planning in the [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/11062/%D9%85%D8%AC%D9%84%D8%B3 %D8%A8%D8%BA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AF]Council of Baghdad,[/url] Nizar Sultani: "The train project suspended in 2010 and adopted by the province of Baghdad, where the province signed a contract with the French company Alstom to carry out the consultancy studies and designs for the project in 2011, and approved the designs in 2016 , Noting that the designs cost the province $ 42 million in a contract concluded with the French company Alstom in the time of Governor Salah Abdul Razzaq.
He added that the project was subjected to a setback in the time of Governor Ali al-Tamimi, but the designs were approved by a tripartite committee formed for this purpose and included representatives of the Ministry of Transport and the Secretariat of Baghdad and the province with the assistance of a German consultant office, noting that after the approval of the designs visited a high-level French delegation conservative He made a financial offer to implement the project. The project was funded by the Government of Iraq. The cost of the project is estimated at $ 2 billion and $ 500 million. It was budgeted over a period of 19 years, including a grace period of 5 years.
He pointed out that the value of the project is speculative and can be reduced, as there are paragraphs in the contract can be dispensed as a paragraph "Security" is estimated to amount about 200 million dollars can be dispensed after taking pledges from the security services to protect the project and its employees, as well as negotiations for the purpose of reducing the value The contract was signed on December 6, 2017. The memorandum of understanding was signed at the Rashid Hotel in the presence of the ambassadors of the French and South Korean countries. The Korean Hyundai company is allied with French Alstom to implement the suspended train project in Baghdad.
He explained that the one-year memorandum period during which the consortium of Alstom and Hyundai are supposed to provide financial, technical and commercial offer. According to paragraph 3 of the third item of the memorandum of understanding, it is from the date of delivery of the financial and commercial offer to the Iraqi government. For the implementation of the project, and on 4/11/2018 the coalition of Alstom and Hyundai South Korean offer financial, commercial and technical to the province of Baghdad, but the result of the political situation that passed by the province of Baghdad in the case of changing portfolios kept offers in the bags closed to this day, T access without solutions.
He said that as a result of the province, the French presented a new memorandum called "Letter of Intent" and handed over to the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Mehdi Alalak at the time formed a committee for this purpose under the guidance of the Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, pointing out that the province of Baghdad and the provincial council approved a letter of speech The intentions were signed on 15/4/2019 with the coalition of Alstom and Hyundai in the Office of the province of Baghdad in the presence of the ambassadors of the two countries and a number of ministers and local officials, with a view to the continuation of the financial offer to the end of 2019 may be an agreement to be implemented by the coalition of companies Alstom and Hyundai.
He pointed out that the project is part of the comprehensive transport system was selected with the approval of the Secretariat of Baghdad and also part of the system of the Metro Baghdad, where he meets with the Metro in more than one station in the case of the implementation of the metro, indicating that the train route is the area of Alawi to reach Kadhimiya area Al-Shaab area through Bab Al-Mu'adhim, Al-Mustansiriya, Square 83, the merchants' intersection, then the central markets, with a distance of more than 21 km, and 14 stations for citizens, with a capacity of 30 thousand passengers per hour for Waiwi and working hours of up to 18 hours per day.
He explained that the technical specifications of the project indicate that it is one of the latest trains in the world where the introduction of the latest technology in the train cars, and the project is characterized by the participation of Iraqi cadres in the management and operation of the project after the establishment of a company to run and manage the project for a long time.
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